Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
Here is one of the many verses in the Bible where it is easy to skip the first statement and grab hold of the second statement because itâ€™s a promise of good things! BUT if I am looking for the good things of the promise â€“ then I need to look at the words of wisdom in the primary statement.
The big question today for me is: Do I want to delight myself in the Lord? Do I want to be obedient to what God wants in my life? Do I look for Godâ€™s way? Do I study and listen so I know what that is?
These are soul-searching personal questions. I can fool anyone, even myself, but not God. If I allow Godâ€™s Spirit to meet and examine my heart â€“ then my relationship with God becomes clear â€“ it becomes righteous â€“ a right relationship. And then the desires of my heart are also the desires of the Fatherâ€™s heart for me! We are on the same page. We are of the same mind.
The devotion today is shorter than usual. Take time today to read this psalm. Join me in letting the words seep into our hearts â€“ and change our lives.