Saturday 27 September 2014

The desires of your heart

Psalm 37:4 NIV
[4] Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

This Bible verse appeared on my phone today and it reminded me how many people I know who misunderstand this wonderful verse and abuse its intention.

It is not saying that if we delight in God then he will grant our selfish wants. Yes, God does promise to provide for our needs but this verse in not even speaking of that characteristic of God.

It is saying if we surrender to God and delight in what He delights in, then He will change us and our desires will conform to His Will.

In the context of the rest of this Psalm we can see that it was written by someone who has learnt throughout life to trust and totally depend upon God; to delight in God's ways and wait for Him to show blessing.

If you are game, ask God to fill your heart with His desires and then watch the transformation in your life.

We serve a mighty, mighty God!