“Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you your heart’s desire.” – Psalm 37:4
“Your relationship with Gid ought to bring you more joy, satisfaction, and pleasure than any other relationship, activity, or material possession you have. Scripture exhorts us to delight ourselves in the Lord, finding our 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 (in a daily time of prayer and Bible study) 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 same thins God desires. Matters foremost on God’s heart will be foremost 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.
“Have you bees asking God to give you what your heart desires 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 really important, and we will want these things as the Father does.”
- Experiencing God Day By Day (pg. 200)