What are your heart desires? Are your desires aligned with the will of God? Do you believe that God will give you the desires of your heart?
Psalm 37:4 has to be one of my favorite scriptures of all time. This became my favorite scripture in my early years of my spiritual walk. As a babe in Christ, I was excited that God said He would give me the desires of my heart. I thought that if I prayed for my hearts desires that God would bring them pass. But what I failed to understand at that time in my life, was that God was not giving me the heart desires that I wanted because I allowed them to become idols. I wanted what I wanted and the way I thought God should give them to me. I would pray for years for the same desires and God had never brought them to pass. Now I understand it was because they were not aligned with His will and desires for me. As a more mature women in my spiritual walk, I had a spiritual awakening last week. I reflected back over my journey and God revealed some things to me that made me so thankful that I woke up one day feeling different. My heart posture changed and my heart desired what God wants for me. Never in my 33 years of life and 11 years in my spiritual walk had I fully surrendered my heart desires for the way God wants me to desire them. I had a strong yearning for God to bless me the way He saw fit and in His perfect timing.
I read on IG “All God wants is your Yes”. There’s a gospel song that I’ve heard plenty of times with those same exact words BUT now I have a new found understanding of it. It revealed to me that your YES is truly saying yes to Gods way, His timing, and the blessings He wants to give you. For the first time in my life my heart believes and knows that Gods plan is truly what’s best for me. The desires I had for myself are nothing compared to what God wants me to desire. I said yes to God and opened my heart for God to place His desires in my heart. My new desires want God to show up and show out and blow my mind. My heart desires for God to do the impossible. My heart desires for God to perform miracles in my life in such a way that it could be no one but God who made it happen.
My heart appreciates Psalms 37:4 so much more now. I was able to understand this scripture with a different mind. “Delight yourself in the Lord” to me means to take delight in spending quality and intimate time with the Lord. Take delight in His word through scripture or even the words sung in worship and praise songs. Take delight in conversations that magnify the Lord. “And He will give you the desires of your heart” to me means that once you delight yourself in the Lord and open your mind, heart and spirit to allow Him to transform you, your heart will eventually want what He wants for you. It means to open your heart and make room for God to be God. God will place desires in your heart that you will not idolize because your heart is opened to Gods timing and His ways.
Have your heart desires become your idols? Are you only opened to the heart desires that you feel God should give you? I want to encourage you to truly spend time and delight yourself in the Lord. His desires are far more greater than what we want. There’s nothing wrong with desiring things but desire it the way God wants to give it to you. Open your heart and say YES to God’s way! He is going to give it to you in such a way that you will never want to desire things in your way ever again.