“He brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:” (Psalms 105:43)
As we look around us, when we see our friends, our fellow Christians, Church people, our families.
What do we see?
I would guess not many outward signs of joy and gladness.
How can this be? His promise for His people (us), is to bring them forth with joy. His chosen people (us), with gladness.
Like so many of the promises of God. We need to seek them to find them. Whether healing, comfort, peace, rest, mercy and grace, Salvation and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
All are freely given. So where are they in our time of need?
Saints, “The Kingdom of God, is at hand.”
What does this mean? What should it mean?
God promises to give us “the desires of our hearts. ”
(Psalm 37:4 (KJV))
“Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
He shall give us the desires of our hearts. The catch? Delight thyself in the Lord.
I am a firm believer, that most of us have never known, how to delight ourselves in the Lord.
* We must learn to love the Law of the Lord, Meditating, praying and living it. (Psalms 1:2) “Thou shalt love the Lord your God, will all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:30)
* With the Law in our hearts, we will delight to do His will. (Psalms 40:8)
* We must learn to Praise the Lord, Fear the Lord, to Love His Commandments and statutes (Psalms 112:1; 119:16)
* We must proclaim His Testimonies, what He has promised and what He has done.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
If we learn to live these truths, we should see joy, gladness, and the desires of our hearts.
Do you know the desires of your heart?
I know myself, I long to have a platform, to teach, preach, see the lost saved, the hurting healed, and the needs of His children met.
Yet, I long for the Pulpit, without the Church. A stage, an audience, a people seeking more of the Lord in their lives.
The opportunity to share Jesus. Amen