“He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy.” (Psalm 147:10-11)
The Maker of all things is not impressed with the strength of what He has made. All strength is a reflection, small in measure, of His own. The Lord does not want you to impress Him. Such a thing is not possible. The Lord wants you to love Him; for that is what He has come to accomplish for as many as believe. Our God takes pleasure in those who turn to Him and trust Him above all things.
Lord, turn my heart to trust You above all things. Help me to not play games with Your affections, nor seek anything other than what delights Your heart. Guide me in love and teach me to love You above all things. Guide me in the way You know I need to go that I may now and always abide in the fullness of Your promise and purpose. Keep me in Your grace and mercy.
Lord Jesus, Love Incarnate, guide me now and always in the way You would have me go. Lead me according to Your goodness to know that only in You is there hope and a future. Show me how, according to the Father’s will, to live life as You have created it to be lived. Keep me in Your grace and always close to You. Help me this day to focus upon what is important and let other things go. Amen.