Now that I have given a Biblical foundation for this series, I would like to outline in greater detail the goals of this series, let you know what I am not trying to say, and give you some further reading.
Welcome to the first post in my series on excess, possessions, their harmful implications for Jesus followers, and how paring down what we own and eliminating excess allows us to live to our fullest potential in Jesus.
“The wise woman builds her house,
but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
I am not born organized. I was not born a neat-freak. My entire life, until a few weeks ago, I lived convinced that I hated to clean house.
What does “living intentionally” mean?
This is it – the day I am publicly making my new blog “go live”. This blog has been bathed in prayer, and I have talked to God about whether I should or shouldn’t venture back into blogging, and if I did, what direction should this blog take? I even posted a few posts and waited in between for guidance about the next post (that’s why there’s about a month gap between the first two posts and the third – sorry!) so that I could be sure each post is intentional and what I need to say, instead of just what I want to say.
Strong’s concordance translates the word “delight” found Psalm 37:4 into a Hebrew feminine verb, meaning to be soft, delicate, pliable, and to spend in enjoyment. This verb is also translated into the imperative; God is not merely suggesting we delight in Him – He is demanding it. Now that we know we are commanded to delight in God, how are we to apply this to our daily lives? What does it look like to delight in God?
delight – (n) 1. a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture.
2. something that gives great pleasure.
Psalm 37:4 tells us “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” My family strives to live out the first part of this verse. Delighting in the Lord is the action required on our part. In order to understand how to “delight” in something, we must first understand what the word means as well as its application in Psalm 37. Today I would like to talk about what it means to be a delight.