Heart’s Desire

Today was another topsy-turvy day. However, in my Bible reading this morning, I came across this passage from Psalm 20:4 (AMP) that gave me some encouragement:

“May He grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.”

‭‭I realize that this verse talks about “heart’s desire” – in the singular, not the plural. This got me thinking: What is my heart’s desire? Do I have any idea what it actually is?

So today, I am thankful because this passage of Scripture reminds me that God (and God alone) has the ability to grant me my heart’s desire. No other person, place, thing, idea, or experience can make this claim.

I think I have an idea but my heart’s desire is – the one thing that I want from God more than anything else. I have other desires, and they aren’t necessarily bad, but I believe I have only one true heart’s desire.

I won’t share it here, because I don’t need to do so. God knows what it is, and I will continue to press in and pray that He will move in that direction according to His timing and good purposes. I figure that He put it there in the first place, so it’s up to Him to make it happen!

Here’s my prayer for today: Thank You, God, for reminding me that You have placed in me desires – desires that are good, and that honor You. Help me to narrow down and focus on the one thing – my singular “heart’s desire” – and continue to pray faithfully in that direction, unless I discern that this desire is no longer in Your will. Thanks also for the important reminder that You, and You alone, have the ability to grant the true desire of my heart. According to this verse, You also allow me to fulfill my plans, this tells me that – generally speaking – making and following a plan is a good thing, as long as I hold onto it loosely. In Your name I pray, Amen.

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