What It Really Means to Get the Desires of Our Heart

Take delight in the LORD,

and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

 

This verse could easily be twisted to convey some type of “genie” powers……..

If I do this…….I get that……..

or

Delight in God and get what you want.

But the longer I walk through life and the more I turn to God in times of need,

the more I realize that the desires of my heart transform the closer and closer I get to Him.

I now see as a temporary longing what once seemed like a need .

My desires these days run deeper than anything this world can hand me…….

even on a silver platter.

I do delight in the Lord.

He is my strength.

He is my hope.

He is my salvation.

And the closer I get to Him the more my desires match His desires.

This frees me up from needing much of anything here on this planet other than His love and faithfulness.

Today, delight in the Lord and ask Him to line your desires up with His.

I’m still learning, but I’m thankful this morning for a God who knows more about what’s best for me than I could ever know on my own.

He truly does promise to give me the desires of my heart,

and I’m so glad He’s teaching me to have the right desires.

 

Because of this I delight in Him.

One thought on “What It Really Means to Get the Desires of Our Heart

  1. Your post and my quiet time this morning just joined hands. I’ve been walking these past few days just looking at how different my life is from just one year ago…how my desires have changed my goals in life. It was so neat to see this post as my day draws to a close…its almost as if God has wrapped me in His arms and tucked me in to say goodnight. Thanks for this friend!