After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’
– Revelation 7:9-10 –
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4 AMP
What does “delight” mean? The Merriam Webster Dictionary says “a high degree or extreme satisfaction”, “something that gives great pleasure” or “the power of affording pleasure”. We need to find extreme satisfaction and great pleasure in our relationship with the Lord and it is more than receiving: it actually implies us giving ourselves to Him.
When we do this, He transforms us. His dreams become our dreams and prayers. From a position of grace and mercy, He then answers our prayers. The irony is that these prayers actually started with Him. Since He is answering our prayers, He lets His Kingdom come on His schedule, since He knows what the best time is for everything.
So my encouragement to you today is to delight yourself in the Lord.
“Wait for and expect the Lord and keep His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land” (Psalm 37:34 AMP).