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Thursday, February 3, 2011

DELIGHT AND DESIRE


Psalm 40:8


"I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is written in my heart." NIV


"I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart." KJV


If we are "doing" things for God and we receive anything but delight, is is unlikely that we are doing anything for Him at all. Often we do things because it gives us a great deal of satisfaction or we feel obligated. That is not serving the Lord at all, but it is serving our own needs. Doing Godly things because we know we're supposed to is living by the law. Doing God's will from a pure and willing heart brings delight to our souls no matter how difficult His will is for us. It is knowing God is pleased that brings us joy.


Heavenly Father, we ask your forgiveness for the times we do things for you that bring us attention from others, or fulfill an obligation, or that make us feel good about ourselves. Give us pure and willing hearts to serve you because you are worthy of all we have to give. We pray this in Jesus' name. Amen
      
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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D.

3 comments:

Clint said...

Amen. Thank you.

Bobbi said...

Thank you for this. Another Amen!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

And I would like to add my Amen! :-)

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