Learn to Get What You Want

Daily Devotional

Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Never be too busy that you neglect to do what God says. Asking what you want of God and getting it is reserved for those who pleasure in doing what His word says. 

Psalm 37:8 tells us that God will give us the desires of our heart. That is a privileged place to be in, but it is conditioned on delighting yourself in the Lord. When you are at that place you have made Him and His words the most important person and thing in your world. 

Solomon was told by God to ask whatever he wanted in 2 Chronicles 7:1, not only because he offered 1000 bullocks, but also because beyond that he delighted in the Lord. Hezekiah in Isaiah 38:5 was able to ask for a 15 year extension to his life span, because he was one of those kings that walked in righteousness. Moses was able to ask God for and receive something that no other human experienced, seeing God’s glory (the back part of God the father in Exodus 34:6), because he lived a life that exemplified what it means to delight in His word. The true test that you delight in the Lord is your attitude to his laws and instructions. That is why the scripture said in John 14:15  if he loves or delights in me, he will keep my commandments. 

Asking for the desire of your heart and getting it was not reserved for the great men of the Bible. It is for you too. Make the decision to be so positioned by delighting yourselves in the laws, principles and instructions of God. 

Life Application: Get what you want by giving God what he wants – making His word your most important thing.

Prayer: Dear Lord, the desire of my heart is to please you all the days of my life. I commit my ways to you right now in the name of Jesus, amen.

Published by Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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