4 Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Why would I experience
if I am receiving the desires of my heart?
That sounds absurd. Or does it?
As I was reading the devotional A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US REFLECTIONS, I came across this statement. It seemed rather comical.:
“If a Mercedes Benz is the desire of your heart, your heart probably needs a change..”1
Seriously, though, when was the last time you asked the question:
“What is the desire of my heart?”
God saw the true desire of my heart when I looked to Him and said YES 44 years ago. With tear filled eyes and a heart filled with more love than I had ever known, I took His Hand.
The desire of my heart was to love Him and allow Him to love me.
When I opened my hands, my life, my heart to God and said YES that also declared,” I trust you. I trust You to know the desires of my heart deeper than I know them.”
. What was the true desires of my heart?
For me, freedom was vocal worship and music. I could not see deep reality or intimacy in connecting with God any way other than participating on worship teams. It was not for the sake of being up front. It was connecting in the beauty of worship. It was a gift to God and others.
Suddenly a radical change took place many years ago. I was no longer asked or needed to participate on the vocal worship teams. Devastation hit. My heart’s desire came crashing down around me. How could I show my extravagant, intimate love if not through music?
He is the Creator. I am not.
God is my creator. He put my parts together. He knows me (Psalm 139). If God knows me that well, He also knows the needed steps to reach the core . I thought music was the reflection of my heart’s desire to intimately worship God and reflect that love forever. It was holy. It was good.
What is my heart’s desire?
God gave me a heart of worship not satisfied with anything less than ultimate intimacy and true freedom. God deserves the best.
God asked : “Will you Worship Me the way I call you to Worship Me?”
My response is: “That is the desire of my heart!”
I have been answering this question in ways I never would have imagined. It has not stopped either. My heart’s desire is to worship with God calling the shots. The deeper He calls me into intimacy with Him, I am free to share what I receive.
Have you lost a job? Been asked to step down from calling you felt was from God? Felt as though something has been taken away and you just do not know why? You may feel :
- Rejection toward your writing, your gift
- Should I even try again?
- Has God pulled the rug from under your feet. .
These questions and more are not doubting your delight in God. It is being honest. You need to run to the only One who will free you in finding your true heart’s desire. Do not run from community either. Run to the people in the community you can trust. Delighting in God is going to Him. Be honest with Him in your pain and doubts so He can free you to discover the true desires of your heart.
Discovering your heart’s desire, is not a one time activity. It is a wonderful exciting journey through your entire life. God created you. He will go to those places where only He can free you. There may be fear along the ride in the uncertainties, but you are never alone.
Psalm 121 MSG
1-2 I look up to the mountains;
does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God,
who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.
3-4He won’t let you stumble,
your Guardian God won’t fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel’s
Guardian will never doze or sleep
1A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US REFLECTIONS. by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett ©2013 day 32
Thank you Anna for allowing me to use your photo overlooking the mountains. Taken by her friend Nicholas.