Podcast #137: “What You Want” by Tenth Avenue North

Discovering What Delights God in Hosea 6

What is your agenda? If you enter a conversation with an agenda, you have a plan for the direction of the discussion. When you receive an agenda for a meeting, it is the leader’s plan for the direction of the meeting. What is your agenda — your plan — for your life? Does it match God’s agenda? Tenth Avenue North’s song, “What You Want” leads us to search out the Scripture for what God’s agenda.

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In fact, I take filter the search even further to seek out what brings God delight. Are you ready to go exploring?

On this episode I discuss:

  • As an only child with many father figures in my life, I often wanted to please them
  • The desire to please those we love
  • Exploring Scriptures that declare what God delights in
  • The B.I.T.E.s – Bible Interaction Tool Exercises – for the week include:
    • Exploring a topic – use this tool to help
    • Read the context
    • Remember the people in the Bible are REAL
    • Make a list
    • Pray
  • What does God NOT delight in
  • What God DOES delight in – Hosea 6:6
  • The word picture God asks Hosea to live out
  • The type of sacrifice God desires
  • Praying that God would break our heart over our own betrayal

 

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This Week’s Challenge

Follow my lead and explore the topic of what delights God. To help you along in this I have created a handout. You can get this free resource by clicking here. Just enter your email and you will immediately receive a one-page worksheet that will walk you right through this topic. If you are already a subscriber to my email list, check your Monday morning email and you already have a link to this free resource. Use this resource to invest in searching out this topic. The free resource will include the Greek and Hebrew words for “delight” and scriptures for you to explore in both the Old and New Testaments. Even if you choose not to download the resource, I encourage you to read Hosea. As you read, keep at the top of your mind that God delights in loyalty and knowledge of Him and you will begin to see the magnitude of the betrayal depicted.

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  • Jeff Ziefle

    Love starting off the week with these podcasts! It’s cool to hear the new subscribers every week, building a community of people that are listening to the same thing each week and being on the same page.

    I sense that doing these podcasts are as refreshing to you ( going through the study) as they are to listen to and meditate upon throughout the week.

    My prayer for you is that this never feels like a job to you but always a shared passion of yours.

    What you are doing here is a delight to God the Father.

    Have a great week!

    Jeff

    • Jeff,
      What a wonderful prayer for me! I can honestly say it does not feel like a job. It is absolutely refreshing to be in God’s Word each week and have an outlet to share with others. I, too, think it’s really neat how God is weaving together a community of listeners. I’m always in awe each week that He would choose me.