Day 27 Devo - New Desires to Pray for


Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.  (Psalm 37:4-5  NKJV)


God promises to put good desires into our hearts when we delight ourselves in Him!  Delighting ourselves in the Lord means finding our true joy and pleasure in knowing and loving God, and rejecting anything that displeases Him.  As we give ourselves fully to the Lord and desire to please Him above everything else, a miracle happens in our hearts.  We find our desires changing, and we finally begin to realize what our true desires are.  We begin to feel led to pray for things that please God!  This is the same supernatural transformation we talked about in month one, chapter four - "The New Creation."  The Lord makes us new from inside out - starting with our hearts!


The second verse here promises the fulfillment of the desires that God has put in our hearts.  As we fully commit ourselves to Him and trust in Him, He will bring about those things that He has led us to pray for.  The great thing about praying for God-given desires is knowing He is going to answer your prayers!  God will not give you any desire which He does not plan to fulfill in your life!


Point to Ponder:

Your Father Creator knows your true desires much better than you do.  Sin once deceived and blinded us all to think that our old sinful desires would bring happiness.  Only in Jesus can you realize your true and fulfilling desires, which are the same things He desires for you !  The Lord wants to miraculously change you inside, so that your  heart's desires are in perfect harmony with His!