November 5

TODAY IS…

a perfect day to do everything for God because He does it all for you!

“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4 NASB

Are we comfortable with God? Do we enjoy having God in our lives? Are we at ease when we talk with Him, and is our relationship such that we do not hesitate to involve Him in every aspect of our lives?

Do we know Him and are we satisfied with what He knows about us?

To “Delight yourself in the Lord” is to answer “yes” to all of those questions. To delight in the Lord, we must know Him and we must enjoy the relationship we have.

Psalm 37 was written by David to encourage us to trust in God and wait patiently for Him to act. If we are capable of doing that, “He will give you the desires of your heart.” David stresses this by saying, “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.” (Psalm 77:5 NASB).

In other words, God is prepared to give us His best. Shouldn’t we give Him ours? Heads are nodding ‘yes’ and there are murmurs of ‘Amen!’ but how do we go about giving Him our best?

We can all start by giving more of ourselves to learning from Him, by spending more time in service to those around us, by redirecting ourselves so that more of our day is spent being less self-centered, less insignificant, and more focused on being someone who thoroughly enjoys God.

As parents, many of us know what it is like as our children grow up and grow away from us. They need us in their lives less and less as their own lives become more and more demanding. The degree of separation and independence varies, but we want them to enjoy time with us and we still want them to rely on us.

As the Father of us all, God wants us to always stay in touch with Him and He always wants us to take pleasure from His involvement in our lives. Daily communication and consultation with God may seem like taking from Him, but by relying on Him, we are giving Him our trust and this pleases Him.

Our relationship with Him should always be easy and relaxed. If we are uncomfortable with Him, we need to examine how we are spending our time and living our lives. It would be unfair and unreasonable to expect God to do His best for us when we are unwilling, or unable, to give Him our best.

God loves to do things for us, and He wants to give us His best. We need to make sure that we each do the same for Him every day.

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Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson

About Tony Casson

" For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
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