Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 26, 2023

Duty Vs. Delight

“Delight thyself also in the LORD….” Psalm 37:4a (KJV)

Ever get caught up in mundane cleaning chores at home? I do!  However, once in a while I joyously discover something I felt was in ‘safekeeping’ only realizing it had become misplaced and forgotten.  This recently occurred when I came across a handwritten letter from my only brother.  Words echoed from his heart.   Though struggling as a college student, his needs were never mentioned – only his love for Christ, compassion for the lost, and expressions of complete surrender to kingdom work.  Hopefully, very relevant to any ministry heart today.  Randy has been in heaven for 38 years, and he delighted in serving God with an unrelenting yielding to Him.

Delight desires to please, which greatly prompts an examination of my heart.   Do I serve Christ because I love Him not for what I can acquire from Him?  Am I faithful to honor Him with every aspect of my life?  Does my heart break over what breaks His?

Serving Christ and others should be done delightfully.  We can be made to do many things.  The difference is – obligation says I have to; however, delight says I want to.  My brother understood this principle – do we?  God is very capable of replacing an obligated heart with one willing to please Him and others.  Just think what discoveries await us!!

“Father, help me serve You because I want to not because I have to.”

For His Glory

Patsy Sanders
TRBC Women’s Life


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