After a couple of weeks working nights, I am back on normal time and blogging again, kicking off with 5 minute Friday.
The task — write for 5 minutes based on the prompt delight:
Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
(Psalm 37:4 ESV)
When you think about it, this verse is quite typical of God’s way of doing things — if I delight in God then the desire of my heart will be to get more of God — He is happy to give me this.
But am I? Do I?
My greatest delight is usually in what God has made or what He gives me rather than in Him. How do I delight in God who I cannot see?
In 5 minutes I cannot explore this in depth, but it would seem that the idea (from C.S. Lewis, I think) of ‘running up the sunbeam’ to it’s source applies here. Look at the gifts that I do delight in and then understand something about who God is that He gives such delights to me and from increasing understanding of what God is like my delight shifts to be in Him.
It seems to need constant effort though to even keep mindful of the true character of God when easy fixes such as TV, internet, and chocolate are within reach.
What will you reach for?
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (Romans 1:20 ESV)