Do You Enjoy God?

By   •   May 31, 2011

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I have a friend who is as orthodox as they come, but she is such a chronic worrier that her six children fail to see the resemblance between the God she claims to follow and what she expresses through her life.

Do you really live what you profess? What type of person are you? What is your attitude toward God? Do you know Him? Do you love Him? Do you live Him?

Anyone who has even a nodding acquaintance with the Westminster Catechism knows that “man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” Do you enjoy God?

Psalm 37:4 tells us that we are to delight ourselves in the Lord. The Septuagint translation has the most marvelous rendering of these words: “Indulge thyself with delight in the Lord.”

Do you indulge yourself in the Lord? Do you enjoy the peace of sins forgiven? Do you enjoy the Bible? Do you enjoy praying? Do you enjoy sharing Jesus Christ with others?

Someone has said that the best way to get a child to eat is to let him see his parents enjoying their food. It doesn’t make a great deal of difference how much you believe if you aren’t behaving as if you believe.

Taken by permission from “Husbands, Children and God” by Ruth Bell Graham, originally published in Decision magazine, June 1967 ©1967 The Ruth Graham Literary Trust.

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3 Comments

  1. Christina says:

    Sometimes our biggest evangelism tool is “walking the walk” and this article is a great encouragement to remember that God is the lover of our souls and that understanding should make us delight in Him and live it.

  2. Joe says:

    My wife tells me that I often seem down or discouraged; a marked difference from my words of encouragement, hope for the future, and God's guidance in my life. It forces me to ask myself, “Why the disconnect?” This article is a timely reminder to not only profess, but PRACTICE what we believe.

  3. Barbara D says:

    I love the article about enjoying God. It is so timely, for us all, during a time when we see disaster after disaster on the new. I don't see many people enjoying the benefit of the grace of God, including many in my own church. Thanks for beautiful words with beautiful encouragement.