“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4)
Lord, as I come to You asking for the desires of my heart, (what I want) change my heart to desire what is Your will for me (what You want for me, what You know I need)
for Your will is always better than what I could desire for myself; “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)
I desire the easy, the safe, the secure, the predictable, the comfortable, the painfree course where I am in control; but that kind of life doesn’t require me to trust You, nor to seek You, nor to depend on You instead of me, it doesn’t lead me to You but only to myself. It doesn’t require me to walk by faith.
You said, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” (James 1:2-3)
I don’t need to be afraid of the trials, Lord, You will be with me. You were with Daniel in the lion’s den. You were with David when he faced Goliath. You were with Rahab when Jericho fell. You were with Noah in the flood and You will be with me as well.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Change my heart Lord and then grant me the desires of my heart in accordance with Your will, Your good and pleasing and perfect will.
for You alone, Lord God, have all wisdom, knowledge and understanding
“By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding He set the heavens in place; by His knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.” (Proverbs 3:19)
sincerely, Grace Day