Delighting in the Lord

Bishop Terrell MurphyBy Bishop Terrell Murphy5 Minutes

Yes, the Lord has great things planned for us and great desires for all of us, but it does take us enduring. It does take us being steadfast and immovable and always abounding in the things of God. Everything in our life is put in place that we would understand God; we would understand His ways; we would discover Him.

No matter what level you are in your journey, there is always room and always time for greater discovery of God. You know it’s like Moses when he was in the desert. He had seen a bush burning before, but he had never seen a bush burning and it not burning up. So he had to turn and take another look at God. That’s where you are in your life right now. God is saying, “Look at Me differently; see Me differently; understand Me differently. Begin to see Me from the perspective of My Kingdom that has every single thing that you need. There’s no shortage of anything emotionally, mentally, spiritually, financially, relationally. My Kingdom has it all for you.”

The Lord wants to release the ways of His Kingdom in our hearts. Scripture tells us that the Kingdom of God does not come with observation, but it is within us. So, the Kingdom of God being inside of us is pushing out every other kingdom that is trying to influence us; kingdoms that are trying to direct our lives and even rule over our lives. But this Kingdom that we have – and living by the ways of this Kingdom – will allow us to soar in the higher heights and to move through things that we never imagined that we could move through.

Everything that you’re facing right now in life is for you to discover more about the Kingdom and to discover more about the One whose Kingdom that this is. This Kingdom belongs to God. The Lord made you for intimacy with Him. He made you to know Him and to serve Him and to connect with Him. The intimacy that the Lord desires for you – the koinonia – the one-on-one relationship is far more important than any other relationship you could ever have in your life.

I love the way that David says it in the 37th chapter of Psalms and the 4th verse. It says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” There are a lot of Scriptures that are often misinterpreted and even abused to meet the need of individuals who sometimes – and we all do – have our little selfish ways about us that keep us out of Kingdom living.

But the Kingdom perspective on this Scripture is to enjoy God. And if you delight yourself in Him, if you enjoy Him, if you connect with Him, if you move in relationship with Him, He says He’ll give you the desires of your heart. This doesn’t mean that He’ll give you the things you want, but He will begin to make an exchange in your heart. If there were things that you once wanted, He’ll give you things that He wants you to want. He’ll give you things that He wants you to desire. He’ll put new desires in your heart. And when you’re desiring what God wants you to desire, man or woman of God, you’ll never miss the mark. You’re always on point with what it is that the Lord needs. Even Jesus said, “Nevertheless not my will, but your will be done.”

Be encouraged. Stand strong in Him and the power of His might. Let the desires of God consume your life and see your life change now and forevermore. Continue to live in the Kingdom and continue to let your walk be strengthened. God bless you. Peace.

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