Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37:4 ESV
Sometimes we get things backwards with God! We want His blessings and then we think we will be happy and satisfied.
But the Psalmist had a different view. First, delight yourself in the Lord. Then, He will give you the desires of your heart.
You see, if you get the blessings first, it is still all about you! “I’m blessed and I’m happy!”
But if you delight yourself in the Lord first, your attention and focus is on Him. Then, He will give you the desires of your heart.
It’s an issue of alignment. Are you aligned to your desires or His?
Many Christians aren’t living in victory and happy because they have been fed a belief system about blessings and happiness without a focus on pleasing the Lord first.
Get your priorities right. Put Jesus and what He desires first. Then everything else in your life will line up correctly.
What do you need to change to align yourself with Jesus today?
Father, thank You for the Holy Spirit that reveals to me how I need to align myself with You. I pray that nothing ever gets in the way of having you first in my life.