Brethren, what brings delight to The Lord?
Delight? We who are created in The image of God in a way understand delight, let us recall the definition briefly:
1. Please (someone) greatly.
“an experience guaranteed to delight both young and old”
synonyms: please greatly, charm, enchant, captivate, entrance, thrill;
gladden, gratify, appeal to;
entertain, amuse, divert;
informalsend, tickle pink, bowl over
“her manners delighted him”
2. Great pleasure.
“the little girls squealed with delight”
synonyms: pleasure, happiness, joy, glee, gladness;
bliss, rapture,elation, euphoria
“They squealed with delight at answered prayers”
We may ask what or why. The LORD is The LORD of ALL.
Do animals feel/experience delight? Happiness perhaps, but “Delight”? We are created in God’s image. What gives God “delight”?
The LORD’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in His unfailing Love.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With Man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Have Faith, Hope and Love – The way to live successfully. Why can we say this? The Bible tells us so, Amen
Y’all, we have defined ‘faith’ and ‘Love’, just what is ‘hope’?
Something to ponder on/about! It gives me great satisfaction to expose facts – Amen
noun: hope; plural noun: hopes
1. A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
“He waited for an answer to his prayer in the hope of it being answered”
synonyms: aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, goal, plan, design;
dream, daydream, pipe dream
“I had high hopes to see results”
• A person or thing that may help or save someone.
“their only hope is prayer”
Are we “saved”?
• Grounds for believing that something good may happen.
“He does see some hope for the future”
• synonyms: • hopefulness, optimism, expectation, expectancy
• confidence, faith, trust, belief, conviction, assurance;
• promise, possibility
• “a life filled with hope”
• Opposite definition: • pessimism
a feeling of trust.
verb: hope; 3rd person present: hopes; past tense: hoped; past participle: hoped; gerund or present participle: hoping
3. Want something to happen or be the case.
“He/She is hoping for an offer of compassion”
synonyms: expect, anticipate, look for, be hopeful of, pin one’s hopes on, want;
wish for, long for, dream of
“They are hoping for a miracle”
• Intend if possible to do something.
“Brethren are hoping to address all these issues”
Y’all there is nothing impossible with God! He is The Source of possibility!
“For with God nothing will be impossible.”
Luke 1:37 (NKJV)
• synonyms: • aim, intend, be looking, have the intention, have in mind, plan, aspire
• “we’re hoping to address the issue”
late Old English hopa (noun), hopian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hoop (noun), hopen (verb), and German hoffen (verb).
It is my hope and prayer that this gives us a possibility at a birth of Hope, Amen
Brethren, we may not have realized it, but ‘hope’ has been a constant in our lives as believers.
I will end this share with fact that will guide us in knowing that what is experienced is nothing new!
We have a God, Who never fails and has never failed and will never fail, Amen
God “Spoke” and it is, Amen
1.) But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ~ Matthew 19:26 ESV
2.) For nothing will be impossible with God. ~ Luke 1:37
3.) I can do all things through him who strengthens me. ~ Philippians 4:13
4.) Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” ~ Mark 10:27 ESV
5.) He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move and nothing will be impossible for you.” ~ Matthew 17:20 ESV
6.) And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. ~ Genesis 11:6 KJV
7.) I know that thou canst do every [thing], and [that] no thought can be withholden from thee. ~ Job 42:2 KJV
8.) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ~ John 3:16 KJV
9.) Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them]. ~ Mark 11:24 KJV
10.) Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. ~ Isaiah 41:10 KJV
11.) Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee: ~ Jeremiah 32:17 KJV
12.) What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? ~ Romans 8:31 ESV
13.) In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:6
14.) No temptation has overtaken you that is not comman to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide a way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV
15.) Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for me? ~ Jeremiah 32:27 ESV
The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. All things are full of weariness beyond uttering. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.