During the season of Thanksgiving there are many delights. For some, we delight in being around family. The laughter and joy we experience during those few days of the holiday. We delight in the delicious foods around the table. Whether it is the main course or the variety of desserts, we have much delight in filling ourselves with the Thanksgiving feast. Some of us delight in the afternoon nap while watching the cowboys on TV and others will delight themselves in preparing for a shopping excursion.
“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
But none of these can compare to the delight the Psalmist writes about in chapter (37:4) “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” The word “delight” carries with it the idea to be thrilled over or to take exquisite pleasure in something or someone.
There is a promise that come with finding delight in the Lord: “He will give us the desires of our heart.” No one knows us or our hearts like the Lord God. When we delight ourselves in His way, His Word and His life, He promises to give us the true delight of our souls.