Memories are a treasure, and today I’m digging into my treasure box to share one of mine with you….
I have so many fond memories growing up in the suburbs of NJ, but one in particular came to mind this morning.
I expect you might think I’m about to share a Norman Rockwell-kind-of-memory right? When the entire family would gather together to celebrate the holidays at Grandma’s…or the day dad finally took the training wheels off of that bright red bike….
Yes, those were precious moments, cherished memories I hold dear, but don’t get the Kleenex box out just yet, cause today, I’m not talkin’ about holidays and milestones, I’m talkin’ chicken, but not just any chicken…“Chicken Delight” chicken.
Ahhhh, Chicken Delight! The delectable aroma ..that crunchy golden crust, seasoned to perfection.. What delicious goodness to delight the palate of a ten year-old (and they delivered too! Did you hear that KFC?).
Forty years later I can still sing the jingle: “Don’t cook tonight, call Chicken Delight!” How’s that for marketing genius? Est. in 1952, that jingle still stands (I checked the website ;).
I would love to taste a piece of that chicken right now, but alas, the closest location is eleven hundred miles from here. There will be no Chicken Delight for me today, and that’s ok.
Delight has new meaning for me now….I delight in my Lord. Don’t get me wrong..I still love chicken, but I can do without it; know what I mean?
He is sufficient, Jesus, is my delight.
What are the desires of your heart today? To see a loved one saved, to break the bondage of addiction, to find employment during a very tough economy?
The Lord promises to give us the desires of our hearts when we delight in Him.
Today, I received an answer to prayer; a very big prayer! It’s exciting and it’s real and it’s truth; He hears our prayers and knows our deepest desires. Trust in Him, His timing is perfect.
“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart…” Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
So just how do we do that? How do we “delight ourselves in the Lord”? Well, there are many different ways, but here’s one clue “… the prayer of the upright is His delight” Proverbs 15:8 (NKJ)
Do what is pleasing to Him. Trust Him and feed on His faithfulness.
It wouldn’t surprise me to see a box of Chicken Delight sitting on the Lord’s table when I get there; He’s that kind of God. Delight in Him and be blessed!