Psalm 119: 9-16 NIV
9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.
10 I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
12 Praise be to you, LORD;
teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I recount
all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I rejoice in following your statutes
as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I meditate on your precepts
and consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees;
I will not neglect your word.
What do I really want? Do I really want success? Do I really want lots of friends? Do I want a perfect family and a life without problems? What do I really want? Of course I want these things. Who doesn’t. There is nothing wrong with that. But what do I want the most?
I tell people I really want to have a relationship with Jesus but sometimes my life really doesn’t reflect it. These verses from Psalm 119 are my true heart. It is what I strive for daily. Sometimes I fall short but I love Jesus and I am truly striving to know him.
Jesus has given me so many great things. A loving family, a good career, a place to live, enough money to get by. I cannot ask for anything more. I have what I need.
Here is what I want. I want a loving, deepening relationship with my Lord Jesus Christ. I want that with all my heart, soul and body. I feel the Holy Spirit pull on my heart so hard sometimes I think it is going to come out of my chest.
I LOVE JESUS! He is my best friend. All else flows from that fact. What I want also is to have my life reflect my heart. I want others to see my love for Jesus and be attracted to him.
Jesus please forgive me for not always living the way I want to so others see your greatness in me. I want to know you and live for you. Help me achieve to be the person you want me to be. It is time for me to go to work for you. I your name, Amen.