Have you ever been to the Varsity in Atlanta, Georgia? It is a hotdog and hamburger joint across the interstate from Georgia Tech. When you walk in the door, you can hear the servers screaming out “What’ll you have? What’ll you have?” They expect you to have a response ready for them. It is a real experience.
How would you respond if the Lord asked the same question when you approached Him? “What’ll you have?” As if He was there for the sole purpose of filling your order. It might be fun for a while to know whatever you asked for you’d receive; however, eventually, it would get old. God created us for relationship [Genesis 1:26]. Having a fast food God won’t fill the God space inside of each of us. The excitement of vending machine Christianity would eventually wear off. Yet, even today some of us treat the Lord as if He was a server at a take-out counter. We bend our knees and we rattle off our wish list and then we wait expectantly and don’t know why it doesn’t work out for us like we asked.
We serve a good God. He loves us dearly [John 3:16]. He wants us to have the best of everything; however, we need to remember God’s best for us isn’t always what we request [John 10:10; Isaiah 55:8]. He can see the full picture of our lives from beginning to end and we need to trust He has our best interest always, no matter how things may appear [Jeremiah 29:11]. He is devoted to us. When we are devoted to Him, then we desire what He desires.
Psalm 37:4 says “Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Matthew Henry says “He has not promised to gratify all the appetites of the body and the humors 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.”
When our full delight is Jesus, He will give us the desires of our heart. “What’ll you have? What’ll you have?”