Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How To Get Everything You Want

"Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart." - Psalm 37:4, ESV

Have you ever noticed all of the gimmicks out there to help you lose weight without any effort or change in eating habits required? It's amazing how easy it is to lose weight with no effort and no change of habits with only three easy payments of $49.95.

But here's where it's different. In this blog I want to share with you (with three easy installments of $0.00) the key to getting everything that your heart desires. It's in the verse above. Do you see it? "Delight yourself in the LORD." That's it. If you do that, all of your wildest desires will become a reality.

However, I feel like I need to warn you of something. If you truly do delight yourself in the LORD, he will give you new desires. What do I mean? I mean this: When you delight yourself completely in Christ, he will completely change your heart and desires and give you new desires that are based upon him. This of course is a process but it is the truth. Paul affirms this concept in Philippians 2:13 when he tells us that "it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure." That word "will" there can also be translated, "desire." So it is God who works in you to desire and to work for his good pleasure.

So here's my promise: delight yourself completely and totally in Christ and he will give you every desire of your heart. But just realize: the desires that he will actually grant to you are the ones that he has changed and given to you. You may say, "But what about my dreams?" Honestly, God's dreams for you are so much bigger and more elaborate than you could ever dream. You may think you may dream big, but let me let you in on little secret: you will never dream bigger than Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. Delight yourself in the Lord.... and then BRING IT!