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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Psalm 37:4

Today's Bible Verse - Psalm 37

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 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.

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

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Ephesians 3:20

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

3 Practical Steps to Help You Accomplish Your Dreams

  If you’re like most teenagers, you want to do something big with your life. You don’t want to be ordinary, but you do want to accomplish something meaningful. You desire to live your life to help others. These…

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion of rTeens on Leadership

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“Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity.” – (1 Timothy 4:12 GNT) I remember the summer after…

Christmas Devotions for Youth Group

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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion-Proverbs 3-5

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5 Reasons Choices Make You Successful Devotion for Teens

5 Reasons Choices Help Make You Successful

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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion on Making CHoices

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“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your…