"Take delight in the Lord and He will give you
your hearts desires."
This Bible verse has been on my heart for the
last month or so as I even posted it as my Facebook status.
I asked myself even exactly what does that
mean? How do I take delight in the Lord?
I decided to search and look even deeper. This is what I found and just wanted
to share and may it encourage you and bless you today.
To delight means to take great pleasure in.
When We Pray…
In the Gospel of Saint Luke the 11 chapter, Jesus
answered the question of his disciple’s; “How should we pray? “ Jesus starts the answer with the famous
Lord’s Prayer “Our Father, in heaven, holy is your name. Your kingdom come and
your will be done on earth as it is always done in heaven. We pray, Father, for
food for this day. We ask for forgiveness for all sins and we ask for the grace
to forgive all that is in debited to us. “
He goes on to talk about the importune neighbor, as he is
called in some translations.
In listening to today’s Naomi’s daughters broadcast today,Sister Madelyn Basstestified about the loss of her
infant son and the feelings of loss that she and her family experienced. She
talked about how she was able to see her son and to hold and love him but to
never be able to bring him home. Her infant son passed away in the hospital
after his birth. She shared how this caused brokenness in her marriage, how her
husband’s analytical personality needed someone to blame for the loss. How she
too looked for an answer to the loss and she turned this need for answers inward
causing weight gain and other maladies.