in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.
Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
remember when I was a new Christian, my greatest fear
was that God was going to make me doing something that
I desperately didn't want do to. Maybe He would send me
to a far away country where I had no desire to go to.
Maybe He would make me marry someone that I wasn't attracted
to? My basic understanding of the Christian life revolved
around the idea that true service to God required a sacrifice
that would make me do things that were opposite to my
this scripture passage, God is saying that if simply delight
in Him and enjoy His friendship, that He will give us
the desires of our heart. I believe that the desires that
God is referring to are not necessarily our momentary
impulses, but rather the deep-seeded longings in our heart
that stand the test of time.
know as a father, there is nothing more that brings joy
to my heart than seeing my children receive the desires
of their hearts. I want the absolute best for them and
I believe that is the heart of our Heavenly Father for
us as well.
the years, God has dismantled many of my misconceptions
about His true nature. As it turns out, I didn't marry
someone I wasn't attracted to, but ended up marrying a
wonderful woman who has completely surpassed my hopes
for a wife. And God didn't send me to a far off country
that I hated, but has placed me in a ministry that has
far exceeded all my expectations. God does love us and
wants to give us the desires of our hearts. So delight
in Him and watch what happens.
Father, I want to take the time to delight in You today.
You are a wonderful Father and I love You with all my
heart! Thank You for making me the way I am, and for promising
to give me the secret desires of my heart. I trust in
Your timing and I commit all my dreams and plans into
Your tender care. In the name of Your beloved Son Jesus
I pray, AMEN.