Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Meditation~The Desire of Your Heart

"Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

What is the desire of your heart?

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.


Kathy said...

What an interesting perspective. I like it! :)

Kristi Butler said...

Yes, it struck me as quite profound. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Preach it, sistah! We were discussing that very thing in my middle-school SS last weekend. We are all born to have a relationship with the Lord... to seek after HIM. And yet - the Lord doesn't force us to pursue that yearning. Ya know?

We decided that hell would be full of that yearning for God...yet the knowledge that it could never be fulfilled. True hell, indeed. :(

Kristi Butler said...

Yes, Donna, He is the only One who can fill our emptiness.

Love and hugs, my friend!

Lynda said...

Amen!!! Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing this at NOBH. God bless you.

Kristi Butler said...

Thank you, Lynda! And thanks for hopping by! :)