What is your heart desiring? Fame? Popularity? Wealth? Love? Well, ask for anything from God! Afterall, He told us in Matthew 7:7 to ask, and it will be given to us, didn’t He?
But nope, that’s not the way it works. For before He said that in chapter 7, He too has said in Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
We ask for things from God most of the time. When we get it, we say God is good. What about when we don’t? Does God stop being good then? Has He stopped listening to our prayers?
The problem has never been with God. Sometimes, the problem lies with our desires. Do the things we desire align with God’s desire? When given to us, will it bring us closer to or further from God? Does it glorify Him, or is it simply an ego boost for us?
Looking back at Matthew 6:33, in order for “all these things will be added to you” to happen, we must “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness”.
The same thing is also said in Psalms 37:4, where it says,
“Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
In order for us to gain the desires of our heart, we must first delight ourselves in Him. Because when we learn to seek after God’s own heart, we will then learn to have the right desires, the ones that align with His, the ones that glorify His name, and not our mere worldly pleasures. And when our desires align with His, count on it, He will fulfill the desires of our hearts!
What we desire for determines who we are. Is God your heart’s utmost desire today?