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Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he shall give you your heart’s desire.
I can say with conviction that God has given me the desires of my heart. I don’t think that if I smile at God, I get what I want. Rather, the psalmist is reminding us of an attitude of gratitude that helps us see how generous God truly is. Often, little silent heart-prayers will reveal themselves as I see them manifested in front of me: singing at an event, earning my doctorate, traveling for work.
I recently complained inside my heart about traveling and that still small voice said: You prayed for this. Immediately, my smile came back; I remembered this verse and took delight in God.
MOVING FORWARD: What is your heart’s desire?