God’s Delight

Michael Beck

“I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40:8)

The power of God belongs to those who are committed to do God’s will. Jesus was anointed with the Holy Ghost and power because He always did those things that pleased the Father. When Christ comes into a life He works within them to will and do of God’s good pleasure. A heart toward God is a heart that delights to do His will. Such a heart seeks to learn what God would have done. It is sensitive to His heart, eager to know His mind, and averse to displeasing His Spirit in any way.

God doesn’t anoint rebels. He doesn’t empower the disobedient. His power belongs to those whose will is to do His will. He has their ear, and they worship and serve Him. They are not “off and running” when He has not sent them; they are not “decreeing and declaring” when He has not spoken to them. They have taken upon themselves the yoke that their Master wore. They are learning of Him. They are growing in meekness and lowliness of heart. They have entered into His rest and ceased from their own works. They bring forth good and lasting fruit because they do nothing of themselves, but only what He is working in them to will and do and say.

Why should this kind of life and walk be a strange thing in those who call themselves the saints and servants of God? This was the life of the Beloved Son, in whom God was well-pleased. If we would delight in God, and in His will being done in and through us, we will also be His delight.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.