Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
Delight And Desire
I delight myself in you. You are my Savior and Lord. You are my God and Father. You are my refuge and strength. You are my guard and my guide. You are my hope and joy. You have lavished me with your love. You have allowed me to taste your goodness. Your hand is on me. You have been with me to help me. You will never leave or forsake me. You have blessed my life. You created just as I am. You gave me a heart that seeks after you. You gave me a desire to live my life with and for you. I want to live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. There is nothing I would rather do than your will. I want to do what is pleasing to you. I want to go wherever you guide me. I want to do whatever you ask of me. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. One day I want to hear you say, “well done, good and faith servant. These are the desires of my heart.
What will I do with the desires of your heart? You will grant me the desires of my heart. Why are you certain that I will grant you the desires of your heart? You gave me the desires of my heart. If the desires of my heart came from me, then I would not be certain that you would grant them. Why is that? In the past, I have had many desires in my heart that I know were worldly. They were fleshly desires that revolved around seeking and fulfilling my own comfort and pleasure. I wanted the best of all that the world had to offer. I had an earthly rather than a heavenly perspective. I am not asking you to fulfill the desires that were in my heart before I came to know you. I do not want all that the world offers. I am not seeking my own comfort and pleasure. I want what you want. I want to love, follow and serve you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I want to be fully devoted to you in all my thoughts, words and deeds. Do I believe that you will grant these desires of my heart? Yes, I do. I am positive without a doubt that you are both a giver and granter of desires in my heart. You will certainly grant any desire that has come from you. Yes, I will. I only ask that you keep on giving and granting desires that you want me to have in my heart. That I will do, you can be certain of that.
Lord, here I am. It is my delight to sit and wait quietly, stilly and patiently here in your presence. You have both given and granted to me the desires of my heart. You have made me content with how you have richly blessed my life. Amen
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