This scripture has always puzzled me. God will give you the desires of your heart? Won’t that turn God into Santa Claus? Not when we first “Take delight in the Lord.” When we center our lives in Christ, laying aside our sinful ways and selfish desires, then we discover that our hearts begin to beat like God’s. Our focus grows more Christ-like. In fact, our desires change to become more Christ-like. So, in discerning God’s calling for you and for your church, listen to your desires as you pray. What wisdom and guidance is there?
Prayer Thought: O Lord, as I submit myself to you as Lord of all, help me discern the desires of my heart that are reflective of your guidance.