February 3, 2011

Delights and Desires

"Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart." -Psalm 37:4

"Looking back on the whirlwind of the past few months and all the amazing things that have happened to bring us to this place, this is what I know to be true:  God takes good care of His children. He places dreams–His dreams–in our hearts. Then in His own way and in His own time, as we delight ourselves in God alone He gives us those desires of our hearts. Why are we always so surprised when extraordinary things happen? The desires of our heart have been His dreams for us all along. The real goal seems to be that we let go of our fears and find our delight in the Lord." -Robin Jones Gunn (from her February 2011 e-newsletter)

Another note I wanted to add is if we aim the focus of our affection onto Jesus, He will surely shape what we want to be aligned to what He wants. That's one of the joys of our relationship with Jesus. He gives us His eyes, and fashions our hearts to beat like His. When He becomes our first desire, the subsequent desires will be authored and accomplished by Him.

Girl Talk: What are some of the desires of your heart? What have been some in the past that have changed as you've followed God?

1 comment:

  1. A desire I used to have personally was to be a stay-at-home wife and mom. As I've meditated and prayed over the years, though, it's not what I want. It's completely open to God. I prefer not to be a mother and my preference about getting married or staying single shifts. Some random desires of my heart right now are to go to or perhaps live in some places in Europe; we'll have to see what God does with that! :)