O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
He who calls in secret oh his God – who spends much time in holy retirement – who delights to meditate on the words of the Most High – whose soul is given up to Christ – such a man must have an overflowing heart; and as his heart is, such will his life be. – Charles Spurgeon
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalms 37:4
Q: How do we delight ourselves in the Lord?
A: By doing what is pleasing to Him.
Matthew Henry puts it best
“He has not promised to gratify all the appetites of the body and the humours of the fancy, but to grant all the desires of the heart, all the cravings of the renewed sanctified soul. What is the desire of the heart of a good man? It is this, to know, and love, and live to God, to please him and to be pleased in him.”
Imagine what our desires would be and how God would meet them if we spent more time on the first part of Psalm 37:4 than the last part.