Delight

Last night as I lie in bed, I listened to this song perhaps for the first time on my Zune…  Delight My Heart by Twila Paris from her True North album.

Here are the lyrics:

So many plans, so many dreams
So many hopes in me
So many goals tending to schemes
What am I meant to be?

Lead me back into the simple treasure I once knew
I will rest here in the perfect worth of knowing You

I will delight my heart in You, O Lord
I will delight my heart in You
All of the joy You give is what I long for
I will delight my heart in You

All that I want, think that I need
Where is the pure desire?
If I look up into Your eyes
I could regain the fire

Oh, return me to the simple treasure I once knew
I will live here in the perfect worth of knowing You

I will delight my heart in You, O Lord
I will delight my heart in You
All of the peace You give is what I long for
I will delight my heart in You

How can I forget that nothing less can fill me
When the Morning Star has come to live inside me
Live inside me

I will delight my heart in You, O Lord
I will delight my heart in You
All of the love You give is what I long for
I will delight my heart in You
Oh, I will delight my heart in You

The reason I said, “perhaps for the first time,” is because I don’t recall ever having heard it much less REALLY paying attention to the words.  There are so many things that we think will satisfy us and bring us pleasure (i.e. delight us)… yet, we have All we really need living inside of us.  When I listened to the words as Twila sang them, I began to weep.  In my flesh, I seek after so many things… but NOTHING can satisfy me like the love of Jesus.  Consider these words from King David in Psalms 37:4…

Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.

We may think that the desires of our heart are all things of this earth; yet what we really long for, without always realizing it, is to be with Him and like Him.

May we delight in Him today!

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