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One Delight (3)

In the spring of 2006, I became disenchanted with life in general. My hope for the future was lost, and my desire for relationships faded. Even my heart for the Lord seemed faded, at best.

Early one morning in the waking hours of the day, I picked up the scriptures and began to read, not just read, but meditate on the scriptures and the goodness of God. What followed was an awakening. I read Psalm after Psalm and started writing down the meditations as I read.

You are about to read the first in a series of these meditations. I call them Meditations of a Common Man because sometimes I'm a simple guy with a simple lifestyle.

I desire that these meditations will draw you closer to God and that as I was drawn close to a loving Father, you too will find a refueled faith in a living God.


ONE DELIGHT (taken from Psalm 21:1-5)

You have granted me the desire of my heart.

When I read these words, I think of the desires that would,

Or could make me comfortable, wealthy, or popular.

The desires of my soul are far different

Then the desire of your heart.

It takes me a while to sort out these soulish desires...

Then I look at David’s words.

His pursuit of one delight.

I want that one delight.

I used to think this was so simplistic, so one-dimensional.

But I’ve discovered that my heart is uncomplicated.

It is made for you.

To have one delight in my heart,

And that would be you.


How to Use Meditations of a Common Man

The sole intent of Meditations of a Common Man is to delight in God and to come away renewed in heart, mind, body, and spirit. As you read, you will find yourself drawn to a word or phrase that I have written or from the scripture. When you come to these moments, rest in them, and take time to ponder. This is the point where you begin to meditate.

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