CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MARCH 4, 2022 : TOPIC – DELIGHTS AND DESIRES (I)
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Friday, March 4, 2022
DELIGHTS AND DESIRES (I)
Read: Psalms 37:1-9
Psalms 37:1-9 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
MEMORISE: Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4)
Seeing that the human nature tends to bow to self-worship through the lusts of our sinful hearts, the promise on the latter half of this Psalms 37:4 when put in proper context, will help us to understand what it means to delight in the Lord, which is the key to having our heart desires (rightful things) fulfilled.
Solomon called the heart ‘…a wellspring of life…’ (Prov. 16:22). In the biblical lands, cities like Jerusalem grew up around water supplies. No resources was more valued in the biblical lands than pure water from a spring or well, which is a symbol of life. The same is our heart, which must be kept pure always. So, when the Psalmist wrote and asked that you ‘delight yourself also in the Lord’, he is in no doubt saying that our heart must be kept pure and righteous, because only desires that come from a pure heart would God give answers to.
The Hebrew verb for “delight” (anag) is a command which charges us to find our enjoyment in Jehovah. Another Hebrew word for delight (chephets) means to bend toward or incline toward; a very fitting description of what our attitude should be towards the Almighty God. These meanings, put together, indicate that, to delight yourself in the Lord, you must bend towards His excellence, presence, help, mercies and compassion, and recline in His unfailing love for you. It is only when someone does that, that one can truly find enjoyment (delight) in whatever answer God gives in meeting one’s desires. Usually, God give more than what we desire. Only those who truly delight in Him always appreciate and treasure His answers. Obey this simple command today, ‘Delight yourself in the Lord’, and the God you bend towards, shall fullfil your heart desires.
1. O Lord, I receive a restful heart of trust in Your power to grant me my desires.
2. You spirit of doubt and lack of faith in God, get out of my life, in Jesus’ name.
3. Pray for CAC Medayese Region, our father in the Lord, the Superintendent, and its officers at the various levels, as led by the Spirit of God.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Deuteronomy 16 – 19