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The Delight of Delights by TaJuanda Michelle

The Delight of Delights by TaJuanda Michelle

Rev. Crystal July 10, 2015 0 comments
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The Delight of Delights By TaJuanda Michelle

“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.” (Psalm 37:4-5, KJV)

To delight in something truly means to enjoy it. It is to take pleasure in it and cherish it. This is a duty in knowing Jesus. He is the delight of the delights. I can delight in eating my favorite ice cream delight, in enjoying a good conversation with a friend, or delight in watching my favorite comedy. These things however won’t transform me from darkness to light. In God’s presence my soul can find rest and my mind can be enlightened regarding who my Maker is. Getting to know God helps me search out an understanding of who I should be in this life. To delight in the Lord presses my heart in such a fascinating way that I get drawn to God’s life in everything I desire.

I can imagine how people were when Jesus walked the earth. Watching him move, seeing him make decisions that impacted them, how he served them, how they saw him speak truth and life to their ears. This was especially evident when Jesus visited Mary and Martha in Luke 10. They offered him hospitality, welcomed him and shared with him what was on their hearts. Mary wanted to hear from Jesus, understanding that his words of truth would be a blessing to her ears. Martha shared her concerns regarding all of her burdensome labor. Jesus expressed just the right words to her, to settle her heart issues. This is a gracious, humble heart that Christ approached them with. This is truly an example of delighting in the Lord.

God gives us so much, that we realize he is enough and we begin to desire more of him. When work gets burdensome God’s presence is enough to enjoy. It is enough when we rise early in the morning and we feel weary. It is enough when we want to move forward and let our sinful past go. It is enough when we lack the knowledge and understanding about something but desire wisdom from above. God is humble to use the Holy Spirit to give us the wisdom that we lack in our lives. I love this verse, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” (Psalm 139:6-7, KJV) This is the kind of delight that truly changes the course of things because the one who has fashioned us desires to commune with us. Our position in God’s presence is to delight! This will bring us the beautiful fellowship we are designed to have.

Keep the faith!

Copyright 2015 TaJuanda Michelle and Crystal Schmalz Ministries

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About The Author Rev. Crystal Rev. Crystal Schmalz is a licensed minister in the United Pentecostal Church International, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Urshan Graduate School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities and History from Michigan State University. Crystal has served as a staff chaplain at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education, and is a member of ACPE. She served as a ministry staff leader for ACMNP in Yellowstone National Park and enjoys the beauty of God’s creation. She served on staff at Life Christian Church pastored by David Stephens doing outreach, guest coordination, youth leadership, Sunday school, and music ministry. She currently attends New Life Center pastored by Garry Tracy, and is involved in teaching Sunday school, preaching at nursing homes, teaching Bible Studies, and helping people connect to God and community. Crystal loves to spend time with her husband Luke, and her hobbies include writing, “thrifting,” eating ice cream, and playing Settlers of Catan and Scrabble with friends and family.

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