This is one of ours favorite verses because of the promise that is attached to it---- to have the desires of our heart. But as with all promises, there is a condition. The condition is to delight yourself in the Lord.
Is He your delight? Does your heart take delight in Him? Do you derive pleasure from spending time with Him in His presence? Do you enjoy being with Him in prayer and praise? Where is your focus? On Him or His promises? On what He can give you or who He is? Is your delight in Him or the expectation of the desire that He is going to fulfill? Would you delight yourself in Him even if there were no promise attached? Even if you knew you would get nothing in return-- no material blessings, nothing?
Our hearts should delight in Him because He Himself is the prize. He is the promise. He is the delight. Are you delighting yourself in Him because of who He is or because of what He can give you? Should He give you nothing would you still take pleasure in Him?
Have a great day. Are you delighting yourself in the Lord only because of what you expect to receive from Him or simply because you love Him.
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