I delight far more in what You tell me about living than in gathering a pile of riches.
|The quietness of a mountain stream.|
Awe.....there is so much peace in this verse. I have been so busy this season running hither and thither that the peace of God has eluded me. Kind of hate admitting that little secret, but 'tis true. I always know when I have forgotten to delight on His word, because that frenzied feel begins to creep into the core of my heart. I start to feel like I am chasing a shadow when I merely read His Word like it were a dictionary, instead of hearing Him talk to me like the special friend that He is.
I am missing a whole lot when I don't take time to delight in what He is saying to me! If I am so distracted with a pile of earthly riches that I cannot focus on Him, then it might be time for me to remember what Jesus said:
Luke 12:15(NIV)~Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
Thank you for pouring into my life and offering a beautiful picture of who I am as You reveal it to me through Your word. Help me to always linger in Your presence and to remember that You are a trusted friend and counselor. Lord, speak gently into the hearts of others today who are struggling to know that You are listening and let them know that You hear and You care for them so deeply!
In Jesus Name,