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Delight in the Lord (Psalm 37:4-5)

by Dr. Jerry Brown
Guest writer

How do we delight in the Lord?

My life verse is Psalm 37:4: Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. In the day and time we are living in, we all need encouragement and reassurance that we are going to be okay and all our needs will be met. Well, verse 5 says: Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will do this.

God is Sovereign, so why is it a problem to delight in the Lord?

We have no need to fear the future for the future is in God’s hands. God is Sovereign! So what is the problem? The problem is us. We say we trust God and are committed to Him, but we try to handle things on our own without God. That is why Psalms 37: 4-5 is my life passage. When I have a giant problem, it reminds me to relinquish it to Him.

Delight, commit, and trust

Try it the next time you are faced with an impossible situation and discover as I have, God can handle it better than I can. God bless all who read and heed this devotion.

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Luke 16:13. Choose a Master

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Jesus taught in Matthew 7:13, “Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.” The world’s values is a wide path that leaves lots of room for wavering and weaving. But God’s path is narrow and there is only one way – one gate – that gets us into heaven. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”

The simple truth is that there is no way you can be a servant to both the world and to God. We each much choose a master. Either we will follow the way of the world, whose master is Satan or we will choose to follow God. It can’t be both ways. You can’t go through life with one foot on God’s side of the fence and one foot on the world’s side. You can’t say, “I’ll follow God on this commandment, but for this one, I choose to follow the world.” It’s all or nothing. You’re either all in for Satan – or all in for God. In fact, when the Pharisees thought they could serve both God and money, Jesus told them that their desire to be esteemed among men was an abomination to God. God does not approve ofApril 17 ctt the world’s values. If you say, “I’ll make God king of my heart,” then He has to be king over every part of your life. If He’s king of your heart, he’ll be king of your finances, your marriage, your words, your actions, your eyes, your feet, your hands, your parenting, your work ethics, and your hobbies. If He’s king of your heart, He’s king in every moment and in every place you go. If He’s king of your heart, then He’s king in the day and in the night – He’s king when people are watching and when they are not. He’s king when you’re on the internet and when you sit in front of the TV. 

You have to choose. Will you serve Satan or will you serve God. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t have two masters. Which one will you love and which one will you hate?

God, we acknowledge that we are your servants and choose you to be our Master and King. Help us to live so that the world knows who our Master is. We surrender every part of ourselves and our lives to you and invite you to be King.

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High anxiety is prevalent in our fast-paced society—but here’s a biblical prescription for it! Inviting you to reflect on Philippians 4:6–7, Lucado offers insights into ways God will help you cope with life’s inevitable calamities. Discover how to view bad news through the window of God’s sovereignty, discern Satan’s lies, recognize the truth, and more. 240 pages, softcover from Nelson.

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Fundamentals of the Faith: 13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace & Knowledge of Jesus Christ

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Have some of your loved ones wandered far from their heavenly Father’s embrace? Ask God to lead them back home! In this companion guide to his best-selling AHA, Idleman offers heartfelt petitions that speak to the spiritual needs of your family members and friends who are still seeking the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 96 pages, softcover from Cook.

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Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe

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Why was my child born with a disability? Why did the cancer come back? It can feel impossible to reconcile our intensely painful experiences with the image of a loving and all-powerful God. Groeschel explores this contradiction with honesty, biblical truth, and the stories of people – including himself – who’ve wrestled with these deep questions and rediscovered faith.

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Jesus calls us to chase after him—not cheer for his cause! Idleman invites you to take an honest look at your relationship with the Lord. He believes Christian faith isn’t about walking a comfortable and reassuring path, but stepping into a new identity as a follower of Christ. Based on his bestseller Not a Fan. 160 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

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There’s no doubt that marriage is hard work. Yet it can also be one of the most fulfilling relationships you can experience, outside of your relationship with God. However, many marriages leave God outside of the relationship. Godly marriages do not happen without cultivating it, investing in it, and putting God first in your individual lives and in your marriage.
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Psalm 37:4-5 Delighting in the Lord

Jul 22 Psalm 37 4-5

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Cover_m God, Love and Marshmallow Wars: This book contains 365 daily challenges for couples to strengthen their relationships to each other and with God. Couples will complete activities such as Scripture memory, conversation starters, relationship builders, learning about Biblical marriage, romance builders, personal reflections, and date ideas. Click here to purchase your copy. (This link will open a new widow and take you to Westbow Press’ bookstore.) It is also available at Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel

 

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Julia is CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people and couples develop a passionate relationship with God. A public speaker, conference trainer, event planner, and blog writer, Julia is a two-time graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor in Psychology and a masters in Professional Counseling. Saved as a child and raised in church and in a Christian home and private Christian School as a Pastor’s kid, Julia has taught Sunday school, led music, played the piano, served as Children’s Director, and engaged her gifts in many other areas of church life. Previously employed with the Florida Baptist Convention, Julia organized events and led conferences for church ministry assistants.

Julia enjoys sharing her journey as a growing Christian with others looking for a deeper connection with God. Through Bible study and her own life experiences, God has given Julia a passion to help couples understand God’s design for marriage while they learn to place God first in their marriage, cultivate meaningful relationships, build intimacy, and address the tougher issues that come in every marriage so that they can experience a marriage that honors and glorifies God. Julia also loves mentoring, teaching, and working with women to help them learn to live as Godly women.

With her history and experience growing up in both small and large churches, Julia enjoys bringing top level quality events to churches of all sizes. Her father largely pastored small churches and therefore she understands that these vital parts of the believing community need to be good stewards of the resources God provides them with. This knowledge inspires her passion for being available with a fresh perspective for those who want to provide their congregations with meaningful spiritual growth opportunities.

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Psalm 32:8 Guided by the Eye of God

Jul 20 Psalm 32 8

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Cover_m God, Love and Marshmallow Wars: This book contains 365 daily challenges for couples to strengthen their relationships to each other and with God. Couples will complete activities such as Scripture memory, conversation starters, relationship builders, learning about Biblical marriage, romance builders, personal reflections, and date ideas. Click here to purchase your copy. (This link will open a new widow and take you to Westbow Press’ bookstore.) It is also available at Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel

 

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Julia is CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people and couples develop a passionate relationship with God. A public speaker, conference trainer, event planner, and blog writer, Julia is a two-time graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor in Psychology and a masters in Professional Counseling. Saved as a child and raised in church and in a Christian home and private Christian School as a Pastor’s kid, Julia has taught Sunday school, led music, played the piano, served as Children’s Director, and engaged her gifts in many other areas of church life. Previously employed with the Florida Baptist Convention, Julia organized events and led conferences for church ministry assistants.

Julia enjoys sharing her journey as a growing Christian with others looking for a deeper connection with God. Through Bible study and her own life experiences, God has given Julia a passion to help couples understand God’s design for marriage while they learn to place God first in their marriage, cultivate meaningful relationships, build intimacy, and address the tougher issues that come in every marriage so that they can experience a marriage that honors and glorifies God. Julia also loves mentoring, teaching, and working with women to help them learn to live as Godly women.

With her history and experience growing up in both small and large churches, Julia enjoys bringing top level quality events to churches of all sizes. Her father largely pastored small churches and therefore she understands that these vital parts of the believing community need to be good stewards of the resources God provides them with. This knowledge inspires her passion for being available with a fresh perspective for those who want to provide their congregations with meaningful spiritual growth opportunities.

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John 14:6. One Way

Jun 04 John 14 6

I do a lot of driving. I enjoy traveling and seeing new places and meeting new people, hearing their stories, praying with them, encouraging them, and helping them find another nugget of truth from God’s Word that brings them to a closer relationship with Jesus. But, the one thing I hate about traveling is one way streets. I can still remember going the wrong way down a one way street in downtown of my home town (Since mom reads every post – it was at least 25 years ago, mom!). But that one experience left me with a very strong dislike of one way streets. Thankfully, its was a one-time experience for me and I was able to get myself out of it without causing a wreck. As any driver knows, going the wrong way on a one-way street can certainly bring death or injury – not just to yourself, but to those around you.

Jesus says that He is the way, the truth and the life and that no one comes to the Father except through Him.  Because Jesus paid the penalty for our sins through His sacrificial death on a cross and His resurrection from the dead, He alone is the only one able to provide access to God and this alone makes Him the one-way road to God. (click to tweet)

Not only is Jesus the only way, He is also the truth. Because God has no beginning and no end, all truth originates in Him. He is the source of all truth and Jesus is the embodiment of all truth. As such, he is the reference point for us to evaluate any claims to the truth. As a result, any contrary claims are false. In John 17:17, Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.” Because God’s Word is truth, it becomes our reference point for evaluating all claims to the truth. For some, truth is represented by facts, but it is much more than that. Facts can be changed as more evidence comes to light, but we can never change the truth. However, the truth does change us. As Jesus, who is the truth, enters our lives, we are changed. Jesus didn’t just teach the truth or demonstrate the truth. He said that He is the truth. As God’s children, we are to walk in the truth (3 John 1:3), love the truth and believe the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12), and we are to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:32).

Because God has no beginning and no end, all truth originates in Him. He is the source of all truth and Jesus is the embodiment of all truth. As such, he is the reference point for us to evaluate any claims to the truth.  –click to tweet

So, Jesus is the only way and He is the truth. He is also life. John 5:26 says, “For just as the Father has life in Himself, so also He has granted to the Son to have life in Himself.” Because He is life, He is able to confer eternal life on all those who believe in Him. And that life is found only one way: by believing in the Truth.

Because Jesus is life, He is able to confer eternal life on all those who believe in Him. And that life is found only one way: by believing in the Truth. — click to tweet

Going the right way on the one-way street to God brings life, but going the wrong way brings death, just a certainly as going the wrong way on a one-way street while driving. The wrong way to God is any other way than through Jesus. Depending on good works to get you to heaven is the wrong way. Depending on church membership is the wrong way. Buddha, Confucius equals wrong way. Buying your way to heaven through giving money to the church is the wrong way. Depending your parent’s salvation is the wrong way. Depending on Mary, the mother of Jesus to get you there is the wrong way. Jesus is the one-way street to heaven and belief in the Truth of who He is, is the only way to eternal life. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life – no one comes to the Father except through Him. (Click to tweet)

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Julia is CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people and couples develop a passionate relationship with God. A public speaker, conference trainer, event planner, and blog writer, Julia is a two-time graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor in Psychology and a masters in Professional Counseling. Saved as a child and raised in church and in a Christian home and private Christian School as a Pastor’s kid, Julia has taught Sunday school, led music, played the piano, served as Children’s Director, and engaged her gifts in many other areas of church life. Previously employed with the Florida Baptist Convention, Julia organized events and led conferences for church ministry assistants.

Julia enjoys sharing her journey as a growing Christian with others looking for a deeper connection with God. Through Bible study and her own life experiences, God has given Julia a passion to help couples understand God’s design for marriage while they learn to place God first in their marriage, cultivate meaningful relationships, build intimacy, and address the tougher issues that come in every marriage so that they can experience a marriage that honors and glorifies God. Julia also loves mentoring, teaching, and working with women to help them learn to live as Godly women.

With her history and experience growing up in both small and large churches, Julia enjoys bringing top level quality events to churches of all sizes. Her father largely pastored small churches and therefore she understands that these vital parts of the believing community need to be good stewards of the resources God provides them with. This knowledge inspires her passion for being available with a fresh perspective for those who want to provide their congregations with meaningful spiritual growth opportunities.

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