Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:3-6 (NIV)
Give And Grant
What do you want? What do you mean by asking me, “What do I want?” That seems like a pretty straight forward question to me? Does that question seem mysterious to you? Do you think my question has some hidden meaning? I’m not sure. I don’t know. Maybe? I will ask you another question. If you could have whatever you wanted what would you ask for from me? I have a hard time ordering off of a menu. Half the time I don’t know what I want. The other half of the time I order the wrong thing. How am I supposed to know what to ask of you? That is a good question. Do you have an answer? Yes, as a matter of fact, I do. I want what you want for me. What do I want for you? You want to give and grant the desires of my heart. What does that mean? You will form and shape and develop and grow desires in my heart. The desires of my heart will come from you as I come to know and love and follow and serve you. How do you know this to be true? That is what has been happening to me. You have been giving and granting me the true desires of my heart. For a very long time I wanted what would never satisfy my heart. I wanted comfort and pleasure. I wanted all the latest and greatest things that the world had to offer. I wanted power and prestige and possessions. None of these would ever satisfy my heart. None of these things would have brought me peace and joy and contentment. Now, I want the true desires of my heart. Now, I know that you will give and grant me the true desires of my heart. You do? Yes, I do.
What are the true desires of your heart? The true desires of my heart are to know and love you. The true desires of my heart are to follow and serve you. The true desires of my heart are to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. The true desires of my heart are to live my life with you now and forever. I want nothing else. I want nothing more. And there is something that I know without a doubt. What’s that? These desires have come from you. You have given and will grant me these desires of my heart. Yes, I will.
Heavenly Father, as I look back, I have to laugh at what I thought my heart desired. My desires were entirely focused on my pleasure and comfort in this life. Thank you for giving me new desires in my heart that you will grant as I love, follow and serve you. Amen
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