7 February 2021


By John Ollis

I mentioned i my last blog “WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE (1), that it is my practice to “clear the decks” of any unconfessed sin, when I come to the Lord in prayer as I am ever reminded of Psalm 66:18 N.L.T. If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. I have come to see that CONFESSION & REPENTANCE must be a lifestyle for the Believer.

Included in my confession & repentance is asking the Lord to check out my MOTIVES AND ATTITUDES, and I ask myself “What I am doing is it for my glory or God’s glory, does it extend my kingdom or God’s Kingdom?”

As we continue today our thoughts from Psalm 37, I want us to look at verse 4. NKJV Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
N.L.T. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.
MESSAGE Keep company with God, get in on the best.
In a cursory reading of this verse, it could suggest that if we spend sometime in “delighting” worshipping the Lord, God will give us what our heart desires.

This is why I have highlighted our motives & attitudes” I would suggest two things,

  1. Our “Delighting”, our worship must be pure, genuine and sincere.
  2. We must be prepared for the fact that God may change our heart’s desires.

We know what the human heart is like in Jeremiah 17:9 N.L.T. we read, The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked, Who really knows how bad it is,
and desperately wicked. “But I the Lord, searches all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve”.

So there is every chance that what our heart initially desired will literally disappear as we “delight” in the Lord, let us be assured, that what the Lord wants to give us will be far better and far greater than anything we may have originally desired. Our God knows what is best for us, so let us learn to simply delight in the Lord, deepen our intimacy with Him, and we will know His blessings poured out upon us amen.