After a delicious lunch at P.F.Chang's with a good friend, we were given our fortune cookies along with the check....lunch was on him...yay! As I cracked mine open, this was my fortune... "You will get what your heart desires". It's such a true statement. That's why I was shocked to see it in a fortune cookie. The things that my heart desires today is not like the things my heart used to desire before I was truly regenerated (saved, born again). Before becoming a regenerated Christ follower, I desired so many things of this world. Things that I thought would make me happy and fulfill the emptiness I felt inside. Back then, nothing fulfilled the emptiness and nothing satisfied me. I always wanted more and when I got it, I wanted even more. A nice home, nice car, fine furnishings etc. etc. etc....I do appreciate all that I have. I am human and I still like nice things, but if I lost it all tomorrow, I can honestly say....I would still be satisfied because the desires of my heart have changed. Galatians 2:20 is a verse I often quote because it sums up my life today.
I no longer have a desire for the things of this world. My desires are Christ centered because I was given a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26, Psalm 37:4). Before one is adopted by God and can call themselves a son of God or one of God's children, you MUST be born again (John 3:3-7). An unregenerate heart can't be trusted (Jeremiah 17:9) and that is exactly what I had before I was regenerated. You will get what your heart desires.
Questions is...what does your heart desire?