Delight yourself in the LORD, and He
will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4 ESV
To delight myself, to have contentment, happiness or gratification in the LORD will result in my receiving the desires of my heart! Some may see that statement as a formula for possessions, wealth, power or fame, but they would be wrong.
Over the years I have come to understand that contentment, happiness and gratification in the LORD alone changes my heart’s desires. My want list has changed from the temporal to the eternal—from the physical to the spiritual—from earthbound to heaven sent.
The true desires of my heart have changed from what “I” want to what my Heavenly Father wants for me. I have found that the desires of my heart have changed from wanting more “things” to wanting more of Him—to truly knowing God. I am no longer satisfied to know about the historical mysteries of God, but my desire is to know Him intimately; friend to friend, father to child, face to face.
The more I know Him, the more I love Him. The more I love Him, the more I desire to understand what He wants to work in my life. The more I allow Him to work His will in me, the more content, happy and gratified I become and the more my heart’s desire becomes to be like Him.
If you are searching for fulfillment, contentment and gratification in your life, let me recommend that you recommit to delight yourself in the LORD. Only there will you find the true riches of your heart’s desire.
© Joyce Powell