Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Delighting or Doing?

Psalm 40:8 "I delight to do Thy will, O my God..."

Recently, I have been struck with the realization that it is not enough to simply DO the will of our Father; but we are to DELIGHT in doing it. So many times we get so used to just going through the motions of serving the Lord that we become blind to the fact that we are to be delighting in doing those things for Him. It is so easy to get into a routine where we do the things "required" of us; but I'm afraid that's exactly what the devil would like us to do. If he can lull us into a sense of "duty" rather than "delighting" he has won half the battle.

Maybe your facing a time in your life where it is no longer a delight to serve Him. Perhaps you have allowed your circumstances to cloud your spiritual vision. The words of a song come to mind that says, "I'm happy in the Lord anyway; and it really doesn't matter what comes my way today I'm going to wear a smile, hold my head up high and say, I'm happy in the Lord anyway!". That is really how we must face each and every day. We may not be able to change our circumstances, but we can change our attitude IN those circumstances, and choose to DELIGHT instead of just DO. God has something so much better for us than just going through the motions. He want us to find delight in serving Him!

How about you? Are you delighting? Or just doing? The choice is yours!

Joanna LaVan is a child of the King, wife to her incredible husband, adoring aunt "nana" to her four favorite little people, and Pastor's wife to their Church people in Virginia. Her desire is to share with the world the wonderful reality of sins forgiven. In her spare time she enjoys Kayaking, reading, occasional scrapbooking, cleaning, blogging, and spending time with her wonderful family. She blogs about her life's happenings, and passions at .

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