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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Psalm 37:4

BIble Verse on Desires of Your Heart

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

This verse has often been misunderstood. Many have thought that if they delight themselves in the Lord, every desire they’ve ever had would come to pass. However, this is not what this verse is saying. This is saying that when you delight yourself in the Lord, the things you desire begin to change. God begins to give you new desires.

The great news about getting desires from God is that you know those desires already are something He desires for you. If He gave the desire, He also wills for you to pursue it.

Just like anything, you need to test your desires to see if they are of God. The only way to know what God’s will of something is, is by seeing if it agrees with what the Bible already says on the subject. You might have a desire to go steal something, but you can see in the Bible that it says, “Thou shalt not steal…”. This makes this obvious that it’s not God’s will. However, if a desire is something that lines up with the Bible and the desire came as a result of truly delighting yourself in the Lord, you can trust that it’s a desire from Him. If the more you continue to delight yourself in God and the desire gets stronger, you can begin stepping out in confidence and head in that direction because you know that desire is from God.

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Teen Devotion on Character

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Teen God-Given Purpose In Life

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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion - Col 1:16 Teens Dreams Destiny Purpose

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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion on Ephesians 3:20 for teens and youth

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Youth and Teen Devotion - 3 Practical Steps to Reach Your Dreams

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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion of rTeens on Leadership

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