"Delight yourself in The Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
Oh yes, Lord. How many times have I prayed this to you? Too many times for me to recall, I've come to you with the desires of my heart.
Your word says... That God-breathed scripture I've read over and over, underlined and even prayed gives me full access to You with my heart's desires. Right?!
I feel it. I can almost feel the pity party getting ready to start. I am, of course, the hostess and will be donning my crown of whining complaints. He is nonetheless the guest of honor, invited by my beckoning prayers to tell Him over and over again what it is I desire and why I want Him to "bless" me with an affirmative to my requests.
"Whom have I in heaven but You? Earth has nothing I desire besides You." Psalm 73:25
Oh dear. Oh no. That simply... I've gotten it all wrong.
Oh Lord, I haven't been desiring YOU. I'm upset. Confused. I don't understand. I don't know why there would even be this desire placed in my heart if it's not YOUR WILL! Take it away! Remove it completely! Replace MY desire for what I want with a desire for ONLY YOU.
"My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26
Yes, Lord! It is so true of me! My flesh is willing but weak. My heart is full but often overwhelmed. Be my strength. Be my vision. Be my desire. Be ALL that I seek, need, ask or desire. Be everything to me. Be my everything.
"Delight yourself in The Lord..."
I missed it. I skipped right over it. I jumped way ahead to what I want, what I think is best, what I choose, what I desire for myself and my life. Take me back, God. Take me back to You. Take Your rightful place as the desire of my heart. You are my delight!