In this post I would like to share with you a passage of scripture which God has used in my life tremendously. In these verses, the psalmist describes a process by which God works in us and blesses us. The verses are found in Psalm 37:4-5, "Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." In this post I would like to share a quick overview of these verses. This is by now means an extensive study, in fact, I would like to encourage you to study and meditate on these verses for a few days. You will be surprised how much God can use them to transform your thinking.
This passage tells us that we must delight in the Lord. He must be our first pursuit. We must make Him the purpose in our life. He alone should be what we find our joy in. When we get to know Him more, we will see how worthy He is.
If we make Christ our delight, he will give us the desires of our heart. The scripture does not say that God will give us whatever we want, but instead, that God will give us the desires He wants us to have. God will transform our value system so that we place value on and desire the proper things.
The second thing this passage tells us to do is to commit our way. Christ wants us to give ourselves completely to Him. We must make a commitment to walk in His precepts and follow His will. We must be dedicated to the things of God. Our path should not stray from His will.
Third, we must trust Him. God tells us that without faith it is impossible to please Him. If we truly want to please our Father we must commit ourselves to Him and ask Him to teach us to put our faith in Him. This is a work that He alone can do, but we must ask Him to do it.
So in conclusion, I would like to challenge you, Delight in God. Make Him your first pursuit. Ask God to teach you to be faithful to Him. And lastly, endeavor to trust Him. What will happen as a result? God will make all those desires He gave us come to pass. I have seen God use this passage again and again in my life and I’m sure if you dedicate yourself to living our the principles found here, you will find yourself a most contented Christian!
Look at the desire God placed into the heart of the psalmist. I’m sure God brought it to past.
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. – Psalm 27:4