Delight & Desire

The Lord has chosen Marriage as the earthly example of His Heavenly Heart filled with Delight & Desire for us as His Beloved. And He wants our Romance to grow & blossom — to become deeper & more satisfying over a life time. Just like our love for The Lord. The more we know our beloved, the deeper our love.

If you’re a parent, you know the delight of seeing your newborn child. You spend hours just looking at him. Enjoy every tiny detail of his personality. You tenderly caress him. Find joy in the funny faces he makes. Rejoice in his every movement. Even his hiccups and sneezes. He is the most beautiful baby ever. And you can’t take your eyes off him.

The Delight of Falling in Love

Researchers have noted that human beings first fall in love during infancy. That delight is in our DNA. And for the remainder of our lives, we have an intense desire to enjoy that same deep level of attachment with another.

That’s the Father’s Image
in us, you know.
He’s like that.

Just observe couples dining out at a restaurant. If they’re newly in love, they will stare into each other’s eyes — just like a mom & her baby. They’re mesmerized by the beauty of the one they love. And they don’t notice any flaws.

That’s the Father’s Image
in them, you know.
He’s like that.

The Desire of Being in Love

The more you delight in your beloved, the more you desire to be with him. To see him full of joy. To watch him excel. And those possibilities only add to your delight.

  • You automatically affirm him. Admire him. Adore him.
  • Which causes him to rise higher. And higher.
  • It’s a never-ending upward spiral.

Living by Your Flesh?

Well, that’s very different from the joyous rapture of being One Flesh. Living by our flesh means we spend far too much time noticing flaws — with the help of the enemy, who lies to us constantly about our value … and the value of our beloved.

So we begin to focus on reciprocity. Give and take. Mostly demand. What you owe me. Which can only lead to disappointment — for both of you. And a never-ending downward spiral.

Living in Love

Let’s focus instead on abiding in the Delight and Desire of our Love. And do good. Because what goes around comes around. We reap what we sow. And it’s tons more fun! Love begets more Love. Especially when you abide in The Lord and grow your Delight in your relationship with Him!

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. (Psalm 37:3-4)

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