Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
— Psalm 37:4
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. — Matthew 6:33
Masako and I are praying for you today!
More than anything else God wants us to love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. This is the way God designed us to live. Living in love relationship with Him connects us with the Source of grace, mercy, blessing and life.
Everyone needs to be connected to the Source so that the River of His life can flow through them. Sometimes, however, people seemingly attempt to hack their way into the system in order to connect to the Source. They want life, but want to keep living by their own system and rules. Perhaps the Father grants some flow of blessing to such attempts in order to draw people into His love, but His desire is we truly love Him and submit to His rule. This is the first and greatest commandment.
Living in love relationship with Him is the key to connecting to the Source of life and of blessing. Psalm 37:4 promises that if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give us the desires of our heart. This is big! The key to happiness is not striving to possess more stuff than anyone else. The key is to delight in the One who is the Source of life.
Jesus told us to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. He promised that everything else will be given as well! These are simple promises, but if they are true how prominent they should be in our thinking!
May we truly delight ourselves in the Lord today and seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. May God give you the desires of your heart as you walk with Him!
“Everything in the Christian life and experience depends on the quality of our love relationship with God. If that is not right, nothing will be right.” — Henry Blackaby
Asian Access Faculty Member
- 30 Days of Inspiration and other resources from Jim Millard
- Jim is the Founder of Sunrise International Ministries.
- Cover image credit: photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
- Faculty of Asian Access
- Asian Access Outcome #1: Living in a Love Relationship with God