Rivers of Delight
John 7:37-39(NLT) “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’ 39 (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit
Psalm 36:7-9 (NIV) 7 How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. 8 They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. 9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Eden: We were Created in the context of delight.
1. Provision and contentment
2. Having nothing to hide
3. Unhindered relationship
A God of delight.
Delight is His River
Psalm 46:4(NIV) There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God….
Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT) For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
“Purity of heart comes from delighting in God not doing things for God.”
Romans 14:17 (NIV) For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
When delight is right....
1. Performance is pleasurable.
2. Prayers are perfected.
Psalm 37:4 (NIV) Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
1. Look at him
Psalm 34:8 (NLT) Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
*See, to drink deep: Behold OR GAZE.
We become what we behold. We receive how we perceive.
Isaiah 60:5 (NIV) You will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy.
2. Look to Him
Where are you looking?
Delighting is a decision based entirely on where we set our attention.
Psalm 34:5 (NLT) Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
Posture your heart towards his presence.
Psalm 16:11 (NIV) You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
3. Remain in Him
1 Peter 1:8(TPT) You love him passionately although you did not see him, but through believing in him you are saturated with an ecstatic joy, indescribably sublime and immersed in glory
John 15:7-11 (NLT) But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father. 9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
Acts 3:19 (NIV) Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
Romans 15:13 (NIV) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
A Heart That Longs (7)
Holy Spirit (6)
It is Well (6)
Love on Fire (5)
Peace peace (2)
The Furnace (7)
The Good Shepherd (7)
The Hunt (5)
The Jouney (7)
The Promose (2)
We Are Overflow (8)