Daily verse: James 1:12Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

DAILY DEVOTION, November 3, 2021

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

The Book of Psalms is full of praise to God. Here we are admonished to delight in the Lord — to take pleasure and enjoyment in our relationship with God. As we delight in the Lord, He responds by giving us the desires of our hearts. What does that mean? It could mean He will provide us with whatever we desire, but I don’t think that is the meaning. Instead, I think the intention is this – – – as we delight in God, He places His desires in our hearts. He will certainly not give us the things we desire which are contrary to His will. As we delight in God, our selfish desires are replaced with godly desires. 

Do you delight in the Lord? When you think of God, does it make you happy? God loves you. God’s Son has redeemed you. That should make you happy! When we delight in God, all our old selfish desires begin to fade away. What we now desire is for God’s will to be done in every situation. These new desires are placed in our hearts by God. Are your desires focused more on what you want or on what God wants? 

Father, thank you for changing our internal desires. I pray that my heart will be open to You. May the desires of Your heart become my desires. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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