Psalm 37: 3-4 (NASB) Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and
cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the
desires of your heart.
These aren't just ordinary scripture verses, but very special promises, based on
very special principles, given to very special people--Christians.
You and I are living in a day when everything moves at an incredibly high rate
of speed. We can get fast food, instant oil changes, instant answers from
searching the Net, and even instant preaching on television.
Though there is nothing intrinsically wrong with getting things done efficiently,
relationships that take time and effort can suffer in our hurry to get things done
quickly. This is especially true of our relationship to God.
He isn't interested in shallow commitments or vague mumbled prayers, but
rather, wants our full and complete attention--for one reason. So He can build
us up to stand strong in times of pressure and stress.
You and I are precious to God. In fact, scripture says He designed Adam and
Eve because He was lonely for companionship. His greatest joy, according to
Genesis 3, was spending time with His beloved Adam and Eve, talking with
them in the cool of the evening as they walked in the beautiful garden He
created just for their enjoyment.
He didn't really need them to share their feelings; He already knew exactly how
they felt on every subject. And yet, He loved listening as they shared their
hearts with Him. And He loved telling them they were precious, cherished and
The same is true today. In fact, it's in relationship with God that we finally
understand His love for us, and can walk in peace, because, as scripture says,
"Perfect loves casts out fear."
Relationships can't be rushed the way other things can. They tend to suffer in
the translation.
You and I need to spend time with God, shutting out the din of the world, just
to hear His tender wooing. He wants us to come away with Him, spend time
with Him, get to know Him, and listen to His plans for us. He delights in us,


Delight Yourself in the Lord
Nancy Arant Williams