This word has been on my mind for weeks and it is time to write about it.
So many things bring enjoyment, but at what point does enjoyment become delight?
Merriam Webster defines delight as, "a high degree of gratification : joy; also : extreme satisfaction".
When I think about things that bring me joy, I think of music, coffee, beautiful weather (like today), things that are pleasing to the senses.
I am learning what the word DELIGHT means. My soul has never felt the delight that has come about through seeing my child grow and learn. I can't imagine anything more delightful. It gives a whole new meaning to the fact that God delights in ME! He delights in YOU!
In all of my dirty sin, God delights in me. Like, me watching Jewell grow and learn, He delights in seeing His people do the same. Our hearts and lives grow in Him when we serve Him with our minds and actions.
When I think of joy it seems to be something I feel when I am being fulfilled. Delight comes from pushing past myself continuously until there is nothing left but the fruit of what is coming from my labor.
With God, he is pouring into us...through His son, His Word, and His people, He pours into us and when we respond to His truth and love and grow from it, He takes delight in it.
"He led me to a place of safety;he rescued me because he delights in me" --2 Samuel 22:20
"The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives." --Psalm 37:23
"For the Lord corrects those he loves,
just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights."