Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Too Easily Pleased

"Delight yourself in the Lord!"
-Psalm 37:4

"If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased." -C.S. Lewis

May we come fully to the feast of loving God, craving, and receiving, the unspeakable joy of worshiping Him. We are commanded to "delight" in Him. Our love for Him must consume us, and in this burning we will find our greatest joy. Worship not as a duty, but as an expression of your emotions, not pretending to do Him some service, but humbly finding happiness in the glorifying of His name.

1 comment:

Soldier For Him said...

Sorry it has been so long since i have read your blogs. I have been letting the world fill my time with things God has complete control of. But thanks to his loving grace he never leaves me he points me back right to where I need to be.....To simply hear the name Jesus brings a smile to my face beacuse his name alone is worthy of all the praise I could ever give. God knows our heart he know when something is for his glory or your putting on a show.Love him with all of your heart he loves you with all of his!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My friend keep on blogging. May the Lord bless you in all that you do.