A couple weeks ago, I posted a song along with all the questions that came to mind from it. Another song that causes questions to arise in my heart and mind is “Where I Belong” by Corey Asbury (even though I prefer William Matthews’ version). At the bridge, you cry out, “I am my Beloved’s and He is mine, so come into Your garden and take delight in me. Delight in me!”
What does that mean? What does it mean for God to delight in me? How is it even possible for a holy God to take delight in a disobedient creature?
Helping to raise a child has opened my eyes to a lot of spiritual truths that you kinda get as a non-parent but don’t really get until you take part in parenthood. Yet when the roles are reversed, it can be hard to wrap my head around how God can keep loving me and desiring me even with all that I put Him through.
How can I structure my life in such a way that God can delight in me?
“But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.” –Hebrews 10:38
Live by faith. Be a living sacrifice. Say “Here I am, I have come to do your will.”
I highly encourage you to read all of Hebrews 10, preferably with a study Bible or concordance so you can cross-reference the quotes the author uses.
I don’t know about you, but I want God to delight in me. I want unbroken fellowship and communion with Him. I want to be in His presence. Anywhere outside of it is the most devastating place in the world. When you read these words, you’ll never be able to hear the desperation and earnest with which I type them….not until you desire it with the same fervency. I really hope you do.