Our Heart's Desire...Stuff?

Psalm 20:4-5,May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.”

This psalm, written for the director of music, continued with this: “May he give you the desires of your heart.”

The desires of your heart, what does that mean? Is this a plea for anything that I could possibly ever want to be given to me? Can I ask God for a million dollars and I will have it? Can I claim a 5000-square foot cabin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming or a yacht tethered in a cove off the Gulf of Mexico? Is that what this psalm is saying?

What does our heart truly desire? Does stuff really fill up that nagging hole in our lives that longs for something?

The answer is that God knows what our hearts truly want and need. When man was created, he was placed on this earth to have a relationship with his Creator. There can be no fulfillment without knowing the Lord. Our hearts will forever be yearning for something more until we come to know Jesus as our Savior and Lord. It is what we are born for—to know Christ and to make Him known.

This plea to receive the desire of one’s heart is not for stuff. It is for relationship.

May all of us find the true desire of our hearts.

Heavenly Father, make my desires line up with Yours for my life. Make my plans align with Yours.


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