The Desires of Thy Heart
The Psalm says, “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:4
I started to think about this Psalm and how it relates to my life as I live it right now. What is the desire of my heart? What is it that the Lord has not already blessed me with? He has blessed me so until I cannot think of a desire my heart has. I am satisfied with all that He has entrusted me with, to be a steward over. I am satisfied and grateful for the life He has allowed me to live. So, what is my heart’s desire? If I had to answer right now, I would have to say, ‘I do not know’.
There is nothing I need. There is no place I am dying to see or visit. He has provided all of my needs according to His riches in glory. He has kept me and my children. He heals my body. He keeps my mind. He orders my steps and I follow His lead. He allowed me to work, successfully for over 40 years. Now I am retired and He is still meeting my needs. My children have never been sick (besides the common cold). My children have not suffered any injuries to their bodies. My mother and father are still alive and doing well. Both of them live independently and still drive. My siblings are all alive and doing well. What is my heart’s desire?
When I awake each morning, shower and dress, I begin a new day that was not promised to me. And, all through the day I feel the blessings of the Lord. Just to have peace of mind is a blessing too.
The car I drive, the closets full of cloths, food, shelter, health the love of my family and friends are all blessings in my life. My health is good, for which I am so grateful to the Lord for. I do not take any medication, I do not have health issues. I am just so grateful.
So, what are the desires of my heart?
I just do not know. I am blessed, and I know it. It is the Lord’s doing. So maybe now, it is time to give back to the Lord and His people. Maybe now, it is time to devote the rest of my life to the work of the Lord. This would mean I would need to seek Him for what He would have me to do. How can I be of help to others? How can I be of help to my community? What does His kingdom need? What can I do to help build the kingdom of God? Or as the scripture says, “what shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits unto me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.” Psalms 116:12-14
Well, I guess the scriptures had the answer for me all the time. But then He did say His word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path (Psalms 119:105).