Psalm 37 contains a very famous verse. I hope you’ve heard it. Verse 4 says, “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” This is an interesting concept. When our connection with God becomes the delight of our hearts all the yearnings of our lives are satisfied.

CS Lewis argues that it’s as reciprocal as the role of a mirror. We look in it and it returns exactly what it receives. He gets a little profound and deep in his explanation, but if you give it a calm reflective moment, I think it will bless you.

He writes, “ I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation. If it were possible for a created soul fully to ‘appreciate,’ that is, to love and delight in, the worthiest object of all, and simultaneously at every moment to give this delight perfect expression, then that soul would be in supreme blessedness. To praise God fully we must suppose ourselves to be in perfect love with God, drowned in, dissolved by that delight which, far from remaining pent up within ourselves as incommunicable bliss, flows out from us incessantly again in effortless and perfect expression. Our joy is no more separable from the praise in which it liberates and utters itself than the brightness a mirror receives is separable from the brightness it sheds.”

“I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart.” (Psalm 34:1-2)