I’m meditating on Psalm 37:4 this morning.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
This has been one of my favorite verses, but I just read it in a new light today. I think you can read it to mean that God will show give you anew the desires of your heart. So he will give you new desires, fill you with what his desires are. Rather than give you your existing desires. It’s up to us to empty the cup (the metaphor from Pauline’s old pastor), so that God can pour in and give us those desires.
So we might not even have or know those desires yet, but he will show them to us. The desire to know him more, to love him, to serve him.
I made a chart to represent some of the commands and promises in the Psalm:
God’s commands for us:
Trust in the Lord and do good
Take delight in the Lord
Commit your way to the Lord
Trust in him
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him
Hope in the Lord and keep his way
He will give you the desires of your heart
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun
He will exalt you to inherit the land
We can work on that first column, knowing that God will deliver on his promises!
What have you all been meditating on this week?
J.K. // I am thankful for accountability