Day 17 – God Delights in Our Prosperity

God doesn’t always want to go to incredibly drastic lengths in order to get us to come into the place He desires for us.  Yes, lots of the stories in the Bible are very tragic, but that doesn’t mean that it always has to be that way.  Unfortunately, most of us (me for certain) are just too darn stubborn to get to our calling the easy way.  That is one thing that I love so much about the story of David.  Yes, David was full of faults and he did a lot of things wrong.  However, he never really complained about what he was going through.  He loved the Lord more than anything else in the world and all he wanted was for God to be happy with him.  David was a man that put the Lord above everything else.  If he messed up, he was quick to repent.  He worshipped the Lord every day and gave thanks to Him for all that He had done.  God loved David and delighted in blessing Him because of the obedience, love, and faithfulness that he showed the Lord.

Psalm 35:27-28 says, “Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, ‘Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.’  And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness and of Your praise all the day long.”  That is just an amazing picture of how God desires to bless us.  God delights in seeing us prosper!  He doesn’t want us to have to endure the trials and the tests that we go through all the time.  He desires for us to trust in Him and have faith in Him so that He can pour out His blessings on us unconditionally.

Spend time reading the Psalms and praising God for all that He does and continues to do for you.  Fill your atmosphere with a spirit of admiration for the Lord.  Let Him delight in the praise you are giving Him and begin to watch His blessings pour out on you!