Monday, June 4, 2007 5:10 a.m.
God knows our every thought, as well as our every need, and even our secret wants. What shows God’s intimacy with us is not His great big blessings, but His little secret joys He gives us. As I was preparing to sing a solo at Keenagers in church, I saw in the box of donuts, my favorite donut. It looked so good, but I couldn’t take it because I can’t eat before I sing. So, I just secretly longed for it. After I was finished singing, I went over to the box of donuts, which had been ravished by now, excepting to find nothing left. But much to my delight, there was one donut left, and believe it or not, it was that donut I secretly longed for. God saved it just for me. I am convinced of that. God delights to give His children their secret joys. I call it the blessings of the little things. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Even if it’s as small as a donut left in the box.
Thought for Today: “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7:11).
Sunday, January 25, 2004 5:10 a.m.
God has given us a formula for His peace. “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust in him; and he shall bring it to pass” (Psalm 37:4-5). The key words in the first part of these verses are delight and commit. We are to delight in the Lord; love Him and seek to follow Him with our whole heart, soul and mind. Also, we are to commit our ways unto Him; in fact, we are to commit our entire life unto Him. Another key word is trust. We are to trust Him, and strive to trust Him more. We are to trust that He only has good for us. The last part of Psalm 37 says, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him…” (Psalm 37:7). The Key word here is rest. We are to wait for God’s perfect timing, wait for God’s perfect way, and while waiting we are to rest. Rest in the Lord; rest in His all knowing sovereignty; rest in His promises; and rest in His goodness, knowing that He only wants what is best for us. So, here we have it: delight, commit, trust and rest. These four things are the formula for God’s peace.
Thought for Today: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3).