The Word Delight


Today, Bonnie at Faith Barista, has us writing about DELIGHT.

I like the word delight. It’s one of my favorites…along with epiphany and serendipity.

Some words just “click” with me, and delight is one of them.

According to Merriam-Webster, delight means:

a high degree of gratification : joy; also : extreme satisfaction. 2. : something that gives great pleasure

Don’t we all want that?

It’s a simple word really…but, carries with those consonants and vowels something much deeper.

A longing.

Deep gratification. To be satisfied.

Most of us, when we hear the word delight we don’t think about our jobs, or our to do list…

The word doesn’t come up over time spent at the gym, or necessary business trips.

Usually, the word delight means more.

People. Relationships. Bonds.

Someone can be delightful, or seeing their smile can be a delight.

Being known. Not just your name, or your job title, or your social security number.

Delight bursts forth in the knowing…and being known.

If someone told you that you were a delight to be around, wouldn’t that make you feel great?

Satisfied? Grateful? Loved? Joyful.

God feels that way about His children.

The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.  Psalm 37:23 NLT

God knows me intimately. There is not a thought that goes through my mind that He does not hear.

There is nothing that I do, that He does not see.

I am not perfect. I fail daily….and yet, He delights in me.

I keep trying.

For I serve a God of second chances.

My desire is TO delight Him but, also to be delighted IN Him.

Deeply satisfied in my relationship with my Creator.

The One who knows me beyond all.

Trust in the LORD and do good;
   dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
 Take delight in the LORD,
   and he will give you the desires of your heart.  

Commit your way to the LORD;
   trust in him… Psalm 37:3-5 NIV