Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.      Psalm 37:4

Your relationship with God ought to bring you more joy, satisfaction, and pleasure than any other relationship, activity, or material possession you have. Scripture exhorts you to delight yourself in the Lord, finding your greatest pleasure in God and the things dear to His heart.

How can you find pleasure in what God enjoys? Only as you spend time with Him will you begin to take delight in the things God loves. As you spend intimate time with God and allow Him to show you your situation from His perspective, you will begin to see things as God sees them. As you adjust yourself to God, your heart will begin to desire the same things God’s heart desires. When you pray, you will find yourself asking for the very things God desires. Matters foremost on God’s heart will be preeminent in yours. Your first request in prayer will not be for yourself, but for God’s name to be exalted and His kingdom to be extended (Matt. 6:9-10).

Have you been asking God to give you the desires of your heart without first seeking to understand what is on His heart? God places this important requirement for those who pray: that we seek His priorities and make them our own. This great qualifier prevents us from asking out of selfishness. As we find joy in the Lord, we will see what is truly important, and we will long for these things as the Father does.

  1. July 19, 2020

    I love the time spent in the Word of God. Today’s devotional gem uplifts me and reminds me to always pray for His will to be done and to seek His plans for my life.

  2. July 18, 2021

    Amen Shiela

    I start my morning prayers with the Lords Prayer…”Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done”…

    This devotional made me think even more about seeking His will…

  3. July 19, 2022

    So Thankful that Our God has given us everything that pertains to life and Godliness, as we grow in Intimacy, love and trust, He transforms us to be just like Him.

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