“May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.”
“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
God cares about our plans and desires. He cares about our dreams and aspirations. David knew this and prayed that God would grant our heart’s desires and make all our plans succeed. But he also knew that we are fickle, immature and many, many times very unspiritual. Can you imagine God granting every selfish and immature desire we have had? Can you imagine if God allowed our envy, jealous and lustful desires to come true? What about vengeance, isn’t that a desire of the heart? That is why in Psalms 37:4 we read Paul Harvey's the “rest of the story.” David says that our first goal should be to delight ourselves in the Lord, then we will get the desire of our heart. I heard one preacher say it this way. “Love God and do as you please.” What he was saying was, if we truly love God, then our desires will line up with His. So today, start to delight in God. Really delight in Him. Love Him, get to know Him, worship Him. Start to delight in what He thinks and desires for your life. If you do, you will align your desires with His. When this happens, you can pray with David, “May He grant my heart’s desires and make all my plans succeed.”
Lord, help me delight in You today. Might You be my source of joy, passion and purpose. Help my plans and desires line up with Your goals for my life. I commit my life to You and trust You to guide me day by day. In Jesus Name ~Amen!
As I re-read this, it sounds so familiar. I can't recall if I've read somthing similar or if I forgot to delete this from my "do this in advance" devotional workbook. But I do want to delight in the Lord, not only today, but always. So, apologies if I've printed this before or perhaps we (or better, I) need to hear and read this again. Hugs to you all, Tamara