Have you ever wanted something but didn’t know how to go about getting it? We all have. I have as well. It’s natural for us to desire material things and I believe God wants us to have nice things. But we can’t make things more valuable above His plan and purpose for our lives.
Today we want to quickly break down Psalm 37:4-5 so we can understand the proper steps of asking and receiving from the Lord.
Delight yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
The three words we want to look at are: Delight, Commit, Trust.
Delight means to take great pleasure in something. The biblical word for delight literally translates being soft, delicate, or dainty. So when you delight yourself in the Lord, you should take great pleasure by humbly approaching His throne, carefully and fearfully.
Next is commit. Commit means to pledge, bind, or agree on something. Biblically, to commit is the same as to seek occasion with someone. When we commit our ways to the Lord, we are saying, “I want what you want, Lord. I’ll go where you go, and do what you want.” Commitment takes faith and courage. It means letting go of self and being a part of something bigger.
Last, we have trust…or do we? Trust is the reliance on the strength, integrity, and ability of someone or thing. Trust is being confident and secure in knowing two important things about God: (1) He is good, and (2) you can trust Him. He has all strength, integrity, and ability to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works within us (Ephesians 3:20). We must trust that He will do all that we ask! Jesus said it this way:
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
So when seeking the Lord for anything, humble yourself, commit to Him, and have faith, trusting that He will see it through!