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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

God's Delight

The word delight means "joy, gratification., satisfaction, gives great pleasure. "What gives delight to God? The prayers of a righteous person, someone who knows and understands Him will give God delight. Here is an acrostic of the word DELIGHT to help guide us.
 
How to Delight God in Your prayer Life:
Desire – Proverbs 15:8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

Edify - Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Lead – Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD leads to life:
Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

Intercession – 1 Timothy 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone

Grow – James 1:4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything

Hear – James 1:25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.

Thanks – Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Of all the motivations to pray, none is greater than this. Think of prayer differently. Instead of a duty or drudgery, it's a delight. Amen?