Friday, February 17, 2012

Delight means Joy

Today's word to write about is Delight.  I have 5 minutes.


When I hear the word delight, it brings to mind a very difficult time in my life.

It's true - a great word like delight - makes me think of a struggle.

For quite a while, my husband and I struggled with infertility.  Starting at about year three of our marriage, we were obsessed, consumed, and totally caught up in the desire of our heart - to have children.

We begged and pleaded with God to let us become parents.

One day, I ran across this verse:
"Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

I knew the desire of my heart, it was to be a mother.  Delight yourself also in the Lord - what did that mean?  I think it means to make Him your focus, your joy.  Your all in all.  In other words, to keep your eyes on Him and trust Him with ever fiber of your being.

It's a call to a higher life.  It doesn't come naturally.  You will fall short more often than you achieve it.

Yet when you do, it will be so worth it.  It will fill you with joy.

Incidentally, our first daughter's middle name is Joy.  I picked it because it means "delight."

STOP (Okay, I did 6 minutes instead of 5.  I'm learning to be quicker!)

To read more 5 minute descriptions of delight, visit Lisa-Jo's blog, The Gypsy Mama.


Anonymous said...

"to trust Him with every fiber of your being" -- Amen, sister! Powerful reminder. Thanks for sharing!

Stacy @ Heartprints of God said...

So happy God gave you the desire (desires!) of your heart. Isn't He wonderful?! Yes, indeed.

Anonymous said...

wow what a wonderful testimony.
and then you went on to have three daughters!
So God heard you and then some!

MYstory of HIStory said...

What an encouraging testimony.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing how you changed your focus. Ps 37:4 has been one of my favorite verses, too.