That in which we delight

“…the beauty and deft insight of this verse is that the heart changes in accordance to what brings delight.” In the season of getting and gifting–but not limited to it, this is a timely reminder, written by a friend. Peace.

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“Take delight in the Lord,” says the Psalmist, “and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

iggy-necklace-carThis is a deceptively easy passage. The fog of western, individualist consumerism however urges us to read this as God simply handing us whatever we want, regardless of its origin, intent, or wisdom in the attainment thereof.

Indeed, God does give us what our hearts desire. But, the beauty and deft insight of this verse is that the heart changes in accordance to what brings delight. As it becomes more centered in the Divine, it leans more readily toward the faces who line the hallways of our lives.

We soften toward their plight, and glow with pride in the accomplishments of others. It begins to shatter for the things that shatter the heart of God, in whom we delight.

And even suffering begins to make some small sense as it becomes contextualized…

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