Not in a “name it and claim it” kind of way, but in a way that is specifically tied to our worship of him and to the extent that it glorifies him. You were created by God with the intention that you might glorify him by finding your delight in him and living obediently to his commands. When you find your delight in him, things begin to happen in your life, and you can experience a peace and power that you may not know otherwise.
What better way to experience true joy and worship than by doing the very thing that you were put on this planet to do?
It is a promise of God that if you “delight yourself in the Lord, he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4 ESV) God also promises that he will act on your behalf to bring forth blessing and power in your life if you would but commit yourself to him. “Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him and he will act” (Psalm 37:5 ESV emphasis mine).
The reverse is equally true. It’s true because in case you didn’t know, God is in the business of keeping his promises. What is implied from these verses is that you may not (and more to the point will not) have the desires of your heart if you aren’t delighting yourself in the Lord. Now, before you go running to the examples of non-believers who seem to have to their hearts desire, realize that this is a truth for those who choose to follow the way of the Lord. The success or failure and the hearts of those who are non-believers are addressed in other places in scripture. But as for the believer, if you are frustrated that things are not happening for you in your life, or if you feel an abiding sense of numbness and dysphoria over your perceived lot in life, consider that is because you are not abiding in the Lord, trusting in him, delighting yourself in him or committing yourself to him.
You are much more than what you have become. Become a worshipper of God and you will become much more than what you are now.
Be blessed fam,