How are you? I’m well.
One Sunday in 2019, I went to the bookstore in my Seoul church and looked at some towels with the Scriptures embroidered on them. I wanted to buy two pieces for mom, as she seldom read the Bible. So, I thought it would give her opportunity to read and take the Words in her heart whenever she used them in the rest room. For a minute, I debated as to what Scriptures on the towels I would choose. Finally, I picked up a towel with the Scripture from Psalms 37:4, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Just for a second, I thought whether it would sound like a prosperity gospel, but finally I chose it, knowing I put my Lord before prosperity and His Words would touch my mom, as He wants.
Then, in a couple of weeks, I was reading an Alan Redpath’s book, “Victorious Christian Living” that David Pawson endorsed in his teaching on the book of Joshua. In that book, the author wrote,
“There is a verse in the Bible which I had found very hard to believe; it is only recently that I have really grasped it, and since then I have often passed it on to other people. It is Psalm 37:4, which says, ‘Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.’
‘Some desires, Lord?’
‘No, my child, all desires, every one of them.’
‘But there must be some exceptions.’
‘No, there is not one exception. Delight thyself in the Lord.’
Subdue your will to the will of God, and He will give you every desire of your heart. Why? Because he whose life is lived on the principle of a surrendered will desires only the will of God in everything. All is ours when we discover that not only are we together with Christ in death and resurrection, but also together with Him in rest.”
I found it illuminating and I was grateful to the Lord for teaching me on the verse just at the right time.
Are you willing to surrender your life to the Lord? I pray that you and I delight in the Lord and He shall give us the desires of our hearts in Jesus’ name!
Have a bliss!
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. (John 15:7~8)