The Prompting of Desire

Posted on 09/28/17 by David Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor David Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “The Prompting of Desire.” Join us as we read Psalm 37:1-7 and learn how God shapes and gives us the desires of our hearts when we delight ourselves in Him. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to spend time in God’s presence and cultivate a greater desire to hear from Him.

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The Prompting of Desire

Psalm 37:4 ESV
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

1. Grows Out of Confidence and Contentment in God

Psalm 37:1–2 ESV
Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.

2. Discovered Through Living a God-Honoring-Life

Psalm 37:3 ESV
Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.

3. Cultivated by Delight in God

Psalm 37:4 ESV
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

4. Given by God

Psalm 37:4 ESV
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

5. Matured and Realized in God’s Timing

Psalm 37:5 ESV
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.

Psalm 37:7a ESV
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him