“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4)
Imagine all your heart’s desires come true. Could it be possible? Of course! If they match God’s will.
It is important to take into account that “the heart’s desires” are different from each person to another. They are all those beautiful and secret dreams, goals or ideas that no one, but you and God, know. They are those things you know only God can give you because they are so big and so good, that it would be impossible for you to reach them in your own strength.
How we can accomplish this?
Everything starts with our Desire for Him “Delight yourself also in the Lord.”
Most people are seeking happiness in money, power, success, self-indulgence. They look for happiness everywhere except for the LORD. Even Christians seek out things of the world that grant limited happiness. Here is where the heart is conditioned to believe that the world has something more to offer than God.
The Holy Spirit will always guide us. He will teach us what we need to know not only about God and Jesus, but also about ourselves.
So, once we love the Lord more than anything, we live for Him, our will is surrendered to Him, here comes the key that opens the door “he will give you the desires of your heart”, What is that? Ask! According to His will, without fear, without any doubt, ask.
You may have heard of the prayer of Jabez? Here is an unknown nobody in the Bible mentioned only in the book of 1 Chronicles.
“Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, ‘Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!’ So God granted him what he requested.’” 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
The first 9 chapters of 1 Chronicle are a genealogy of the nation of Israel from Adam all the way through the kings of Israel. Nobody gets any special attention except for Jabez. Jabez simply asked the Lord for His blessing.
Why don’t you do the same thing? Too bold? Too daring, maybe too presumptuous to ask such a thing from God? Then let me ask you a question…Is this verse true for everyone? Or just everyone else?
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Mathew 7:7-11)