08/04/16

 

 
Works by a Poet and Psalmist

'DELIGHTED'

 
By Gene Johnson
 
6-10-2006
 
Psalm 37:4   Psalm 40:8   Isaiah 55:2
 
What is it that makes you most happy? What is that gives your heart and soul the greatest pleasure? What in life sets you off and running with excitement and great joy? It may be a favorite hobby, art or music, your work, a relationship, sports, a burning passion for a purpose or cause you really believe in. For each of us the answer is going to be different. All of these things are outward, earthly preoccupations and are perfectly alright in their proper order. However for all of us who are true sons and daughters of the Most High God it should be pretty much the same. Our greatest delight should be in our God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
 
The Psalmist David had an intimate relationship with God that brought him to much revelation of His ways and nature, because David had a heart after God in spite of his humanity and other wrong headed passions. Many times those very passions threw him off in the course of his life but he always returned to his first love in repentance. He knew that if he found his first and best delight in Jehovah that all of his other wants and desires would one day be fulfilled.
 
Our God is a jealous lover. He wants the first fruits of our lives both spiritually and in natural things too. He truly does want to be our God! The very center of our existence... In putting God first, seeking Him with a whole heart and making Him and His will for our lives our greatest passion, all of the many other 'smaller' desires we have He will one day, in His timing, bring our way.
 
 
+++MY DELIGHT+++
 
 
MY DELIGHT
 
IS IN THE LORD
 
THE MAKER
 
OF ALL THINGS
 
HE IS
 
MY FOREMOST JOY
 
THOUGH I HAVE KNOWN
 
MANY KINGS
 
MANY OTHER LOVERS
 
PASSIONS
 
AND DESIRES
 
INTERESTS, THINGS
 
AND PEOPLE
 
NOW PASS THROUGH
 
HOLY FIRES
 
TO BURN AWAY IDOLATRY
 
TO PROVE YOU ARE
 
THE MOST TO ME
 
AND AS I FIND
 
MY CHIEF DELIGHT IN YOU
 
I KNOW YOU WILL
 
MAKE ALL MY
 
OTHER DREAMS
 
COME TRUE
 
THE LITTLE ONES
 
THAT MEAN
 
A LOT TO ME
 
THE ONES
 
YOU PLACED
 
THERE
 
BEFORE HISTORY
 
TO PROVE JUST HOW
 
GREAT A GOD, YOU CAN BE
 
EVERY HOPE
 
EVERY DREAM
 
AND ASPIRATION TOO
 
THE GIVER OF ALL GOOD GIFTS
 
PRECIOUS FATHER...
 
IT IS YOU.
 
 
GENE JOHNSON (COPYRIGHT 2006)

 

 

 

 

08/04/16

 
 
Works by a Poet and Psalmist

'DELIGHTED'

 
By Gene Johnson
 
6-10-2006
 
Psalm 37:4   Psalm 40:8   Isaiah 55:2
 
What is it that makes you most happy? What is that gives your heart and soul the greatest pleasure? What in life sets you off and running with excitement and great joy? It may be a favorite hobby, art or music, your work, a relationship, sports, a burning passion for a purpose or cause you really believe in. For each of us the answer is going to be different. All of these things are outward, earthly preoccupations and are perfectly alright in their proper order. However for all of us who are true sons and daughters of the Most High God it should be pretty much the same. Our greatest delight should be in our God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
 
The Psalmist David had an intimate relationship with God that brought him to much revelation of His ways and nature, because David had a heart after God in spite of his humanity and other wrong headed passions. Many times those very passions threw him off in the course of his life but he always returned to his first love in repentance. He knew that if he found his first and best delight in Jehovah that all of his other wants and desires would one day be fulfilled.
 
Our God is a jealous lover. He wants the first fruits of our lives both spiritually and in natural things too. He truly does want to be our God! The very center of our existence... In putting God first, seeking Him with a whole heart and making Him and His will for our lives our greatest passion, all of the many other 'smaller' desires we have He will one day, in His timing, bring our way.
 
 
+++MY DELIGHT+++
 
 
MY DELIGHT
 
IS IN THE LORD
 
THE MAKER
 
OF ALL THINGS
 
HE IS
 
MY FOREMOST JOY
 
THOUGH I HAVE KNOWN
 
MANY KINGS
 
MANY OTHER LOVERS
 
PASSIONS
 
AND DESIRES
 
INTERESTS, THINGS
 
AND PEOPLE
 
NOW PASS THROUGH
 
HOLY FIRES
 
TO BURN AWAY IDOLATRY
 
TO PROVE YOU ARE
 
THE MOST TO ME
 
AND AS I FIND
 
MY CHIEF DELIGHT IN YOU
 
I KNOW YOU WILL
 
MAKE ALL MY
 
OTHER DREAMS
 
COME TRUE
 
THE LITTLE ONES
 
THAT MEAN
 
A LOT TO ME
 
THE ONES
 
YOU PLACED
 
THERE
 
BEFORE HISTORY
 
TO PROVE JUST HOW
 
GREAT A GOD, YOU CAN BE
 
EVERY HOPE
 
EVERY DREAM
 
AND ASPIRATION TOO
 
THE GIVER OF ALL GOOD GIFTS
 
PRECIOUS FATHER...
 
IT IS YOU.
 
 
GENE JOHNSON (COPYRIGHT 2006)