"Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
Take a minute and think about it.
Then ponder our key verse for today.
What does that mean to you?
I've often heard it said that if we are "delighting" in the Lord...spending time in His presence, worshipping Him, praising Him, honoring Him, seeking to do His will...then our desires would be transformed into His desires for us.
That felt sufficient for me.
And much more noble than breezing by the "delight yourself in the Lord" part and just praying for Him to give you the desires of your heart...the storybook romance, the house of your dreams, a shiny new car, the ideal job, perfect children, a new wardrobe...whatever they may be.
Today I read words that will forever change my perspective on that verse. In Sarah Young's wonderful devotion book, Jesus Calling, she writes (as though Jesus were speaking), "Delight yourself in Me, for I am the deepest Desire of your heart."
Whether we realize it or not, He is our desire.
We were created with a void, a need, a desire that can only be filled by Jesus. He is our heart's desire.
Oh that we would delight in that truth.
Lord, help us to see the wonders of Your Word and the promises held within. May Your Holy Spirit guide us toward an understanding of the mysteries of Your great love. Be our desire. Help us to delight in You and You alone.