According to Merriam-Webster Online, it’s:

  1. “A high degree of satisfaction or pleasure; extreme satisfaction.
  2. Something that gives great pleasure.”

Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

It seems pretty important, then, that we seriously consider what our source of ‘delight‘ is.

After all, the thing I take Delight in is often my source of motivation, stamina, and direction.

My source of Delight encourages me to keep going, even when I have to endure difficult days. The Delight is the ‘payoff’!

So…where is Your source of Delight?

Where do you get your ‘satisfaction’ from?

Where do I derive ‘pleasure’ in my life?

For some, their source of Delight would be natural phenomena–sunsets, beaches, spring rain; others take Delight in things–new cars, new houses, money; still others take Delight in relationships–romance, a baby, friendship.

What do YOU ‘Delight‘ in?

Be careful!

A word of warning: Literally every one of those experiences, those things, and those relationships will fail. At some point, they will not provide you with ‘Delight‘.

That’s why Your source of ‘Delight’ is crucial!

The Scriptures encourage us to take Delight in the One Source that never fails…the One Source that is always right, faithful, good, pure, and perfect.

Psalm 37:4: “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” 

To “Delight myself in the Lord” means to derive my pleasure, my joy, my deepest satisfaction from Him. Knowing Him, pleasing Him, following Him…these are the choices I make, every day, that allow me to Delight in Him.

If I take Delight in the Lord, He becomes my direction, my purpose, my sense of meaning. He provides my motivation and ability to overcome challenges.

Ultimately, it means that I prioritize my relationship with Him above all other sources of Delight–experiences, things, and even people.

Do You ‘Delight’ in the Lord? 

Many people who ‘believe’ in the Lord don’t Delight in Him…and it shows.

Ask the Lord to show you today…’Do I Delight in You’?

Let Him search your heart.

He wants you to Delight in Him…and if you do, then He will give you the desires of your heart!


Published by Pastor Dave Johnson

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Lori, Proud Father to 6 great kids, Co-Pastor of Kalamazoo Community Church. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan.

2 thoughts on “Delight!

  1. No mention of Turkish Delight…no matter. Challenging but hope filled words here Dave. I definitely want my face to show that God exists and I dig Him. He is after our whole heart, eh?! Thanks!

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