Psalm 37:4 – heart’s desires

Psalm 37:4 NIV Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart

When I was younger, I thought this scripture meant that, as we focus on a closer walk with the Lord, He would give us whatever our hearts desired.

During a visit with a friend, she explained that she believed the scripture meant that, not only would God grant us the desires of our hearts, but that God is the one who puts the desires in our hearts to begin with.

I now know that not only does God place the desires into our hearts, but as we seek His will, He gives us the passion, the gifts, talents, and skills to fulfill the desires He has placed within us.

Today, I was thinking of the scripture again as I praised the Lord for this particular season in life, a time of contentment and fulfillment.

Just wanted to share.

and for today, blessings!


About dorissavanover

Wife, mom, mom-in-law, and grandma, I write stories of everyday blessings - those ordinary moments that become extraordinary when we become aware of being in God's awesome presence. Recently retired, I enjoyed twenty-eight years of employment as an executive assistant to a commercial real estate broker. I'm excited to have more time to write and share the wonders of living an abundantly fulfilling life; a life of having a real relationship with Jesus Christ, our Savior, the Son of our very loving Heavenly Father.
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