God: Our all-satisfying being – Part 2
We never can enjoy God as our all-satisfying Being, unless we know how to access His presence. Those who walked with God know the importance of His presence. Be it our Lord Jesus Christ, Moses, David, Mary, Anna, including the prophets like Jeremiah and Ezekiel, among others, they all found God’s presence so enriching and refreshing. They all discovered that God’s presence is the place of personal inner renewal.
The Scriptures outlines the ways we can enjoy God’s presence. First, we must delight in Him. “Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass” (Psalms
One key word in this text is the word “delight.” To delight in someone simply means to have a strong feeling towards that person. It means making that person occupy a priority place in our heart, or to make him/her the object of our joy and pleasure. To delight in God means to make Him your first love, to seek Him and pursue Him through His Word and prayer. You spend quality time with whatever you delight in. No matter what it is, no one who delights in something spends little time on that thing. The time you devote to something is a measure of your love and interest in it.
There cannot be true delight in something without being motivated towards that object. Love for something makes us to delight in it. See how the love for God pulsates in the heart of this particular Psalmist, “My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God” (Psalms
Next, love leads to trust and confidence. Your love for someone leads you to trust that person. David brings out these two key words beautifully in Psalm 5:11: “But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You” (Psalms
Those who delight in God seek Him through the medium of His word. The Bible is the revealed Will of God. Read what another Psalmist, not David, said about delighting in the word of God. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night” (Psalms
Those who delight in God also seek to establish intimacy with Him. James says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James
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