Psalm 37:4 says
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
~ New King James Version
Get insurance with God and do a good deed,
settle down and stick to your last.
Keep company with God,
get in on the best.
~ The Message
When we delight in the Lord, the Psalmist declares that He [the Lord] will give us the desires of our heart.
But so often, we can take the latter part of God granting our heart’s desires as the whole verse that we miss the most important part.
God’s desire is that we desire Him.
God’s delight is that we delight in Him.
There is nothing that the Creator of this universe wants more than for us to want to be in relationship with Him. He wants us to hold our relationship with Him as dearly as He holds His with us.
It comes first.
His desire is that we live lives where our focus is His focus; where our hearts beats with the same heartbeat as His.
For the one thing He died for.
You and me.
Every one He created.
To be The Church.
Let’s ask God to stir a supernatural, Holy Spirit fire within us to yearn for His heart like David did; to be a willing servant no matter the cost like Paul portrayed and to do the Father’s will like Jesus.
Let’s show people that His selfless sacrifice on the cross really does ‘equal love’.
This is how God showed his love for us: God sent His only Son into the world so we might live through Him.
This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they’ve done to our relationship with God.
~ 1 John 4:8a-10