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CAC Living Water Daily Devotional Guide

THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Saturday, March 5, 2022.

TOPIC: DELIGHTS AND DESIRES (II)

Read Psalms 73:1-9

1 Truly God is good to Israel, To such as are pure in heart.
2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; My steps had nearly slipped.
3 For I was envious of the boastful, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no pangs in their death, But their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men, Nor are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride serves as their necklace; Violence covers them like a garment.
7 Their eyes bulge a with abundance; They have more than heart could wish.
8 They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression; They speak loftily.
9 They set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue walks through the earth.

MEMORISE:
Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside You (Psalms 73:25)

EXPOSITION
To delight in the Lord is to desire to be near Him, to be like the OT saints who cried, ‘My soul longs for You like a thirsty land’ (Psa. 143:6). When we delight in the Lord, we come to understand more fully that the nearness of God is for our good, and that a day in His courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. It is far better to be a porter in the house of our God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. To delight in the Lord is to have the fullness of joy in His presence and pleasures forevermore (Psa. 16:11).
Our text today, Psalms 73, admonishes us (Christians) to neither fret, be envious of the wicked nor focus on what they have nor what they seem to be getting away with, especially, when we are faced with unanswered prayers or disturbed by yet unfulfilled promises. Our focus should be on Jehovah, the great I Am Who promises to ‘supply all our needs’ (not our wants) ‘according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus’ (Phil. 4:19). His promises never fail when our desires are according to His will and not ours (Jn. 15:7).
Charles H. Spurgeon once said, “Who delights in God, desires or asks nothing but what will please God.” In other words, as we covet the presence of God, daily delighting in Him, in His Word, and in prayerful communion with Him, gradually, His Spirit transforms our hearts, so that our desires become His desires. It is those desires He will grant. Indeed, our desires will be His desires when our heart sings, “Take my will and make it Thine. It shall be no longer mineā€¦ Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store. Take myself and I will be, ever only, all for Thee!” (Frances Havergal, CACGHB 735).
Beloved, true contentment becomes our experimental reality when God’s will becomes more important than our wants. Then, we will realise that only in Christ Jesus, is everything we need for now and eternity.

PRAYER POINTS

  1. My Lord and my God, I surrender my will totally to You. Let Your will be done in my life, home, and endeavours, in Jesus’ name.
  2. Lord, fill my heart with the passion for Your will alone, notwithstanding the odds on the way.
  3. Lord Jesus, let Your will be done unstoppably in our churches, denominations and nations, in Jesus’ name.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Deuteronomy 20 – 22

Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE
Remain blessed!

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