Sunday, August 30, 2009

Desires of the Heart

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Ps. 37:4

The ladies at church went to a Beth Moore simulcast conference yesterday and Friday night. It was awesome. Beth taught on Psalm 37 and the key verse was 4. I'm going to memorize it. It holds such meaning for me now.

When you see a baby's first smile, it brings such joy to your life. When you hear a baby's first laugh, you receive such delight. I want the Lord to feel that way about me. I want to bring Him joy and delight, because He brings me such joy and delight!

Beth challenged us to look beyond the desires of our heart to the heart of our desires. She said: "When it's all said and done, we do what we really want to do." She's right. So, my desire is to want to delight myself in the Lord more than any thing else. I want my desires to be His desires. I want His desires to be my desires.

The Lord has delighted me in so many ways, lately. Through friends and family, He has shown His love and care. I feel so blessed. I'm amazed at how wonderful He is to us.

How about you? How has God delighted in you, lately? Or, how have you delighted in God, lately? Let me hear from you.



Leslie Lauren said...

These past two weeks have been the hardest I've had in so little boy has been sick, and we just can't seem to figure out what the heck he's suffering from. I'm waiting to hear back from the doctor's office on whether they can get him in for a follow-up to a follow-up appointment. In the past week and a half, my Corbin has only slept through the night two nights :( This past Friday I was so exhausted that I didn't know what I was going to do if I didn't get some good sleep. And do you know, not only did I get to sleep through the entire night, but Corbin did too!!!

The next morning I got a call from my mother~ she said she stayed up all night the night before praying for Corbin and I to have rest. She said, "I told the Lord, if I have to stay up all night myself, then that's what I'll do!" and sure enough, we felt it!!! I realize that wasn't God delighting in me, but it sure felt like some kind of wonderful to get that rest!! Please keep my little one in your prayers if you can~ I've never felt as helpless as I do now.

Thank you <3

JayCee said...

We are praying!!

(Yes, that was God delighting in you!!! Praise the Lord for the rest....praying that you will get more.)

Hiker Mama said...

I am right there with you sister. Each time I have a genuine "God Moment", it makes me want to connect more and more with Him.
I have recently found that it is sooo much easier to operate within the realm of God's will, than it is our own. My reality is usually very stressful and difficult, but with God in control I can just go along for the ride!!!

JayCee said...

Amen, Hiker-mama - well put!