Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Webster defines delight as "a high degree of gratification" and then gives one of the synonyms as JOY.  This morning I read these verses from Psalm 119:35-37

Lead me in the path of your commandments,
    for I delight in it. 
  Incline my heart to your testimonies,
    and not to selfish gain! 
  Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
    and give me life in your ways.

I actually had to stop and chew on those for a while.  If I am delighting in Him (Psalm 37) then my delight is also found in His commandments - and I follow that path willingly.  I am turning my heart towards Him and not to my own selfish ways.  I am looking at things that are from Him and not on things that are worthless...

So the question that came to mind is- am I actually doing this?  Am I living my life in this manner?  Lots to think and ponder for a Tuesday morning...

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Wandering Heart

I started reading through the Psalms slowly this year.  I am biting off little chunks at a time and letting the words digest before I move on.  Yesterday I arrived at Psalm 119- I will be there a while- there's a lot of meat in that chapter  Verses 10 and 11 stuck out:  
"With my whole heart I seek you;
    let me not wander from your commandments! 
 I have stored up your word in my heart,
    that I might not sin against you." (ESV)

One of my favorite hymns is "Come thou Fount"- this Psalm immediately brought that hymn to mind- the part of binding our wandering heart to thee and being prone to wander just became lines over and over in my head.  It reminds me of how easily we get distracted and our heart wanders- how do we stop this to refocus?  the answer is in v.11 (and v. 32)- by storing up His word, His truths, and His promises in my heart so that I do not sin.  So easy to say but a lot harder to follow through with...

ETA- had the wrong song! (it's early)