My Common Prayer book led me to Psalm 37 today. Verse 4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
And a small voice inside says, really? Really?
And then another small voice says, Yes, and here’s why you know this is true… when someone delights in God their desires change. See, when you first begin a walk along God’s pathway, and you read that verse you think, cool, now I’m going to get whatever I want. But, when you’ve been walking a while, and you read that verse you think, cool, I actually desire whatever God desires. When you spend time with God, your desires change. That’s the way it always works.