January 22, 2015

Desires of the heart

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”  - Psalm 37:3-4

Desires of the heart --
She wanted a child
a daughter, a son
born from their union

He wanted a pastorate
to lead and disciple

Another wanted a marriage
full of love and compassion

Another still wanted a fulfilling retirement

He gives us the desires of our heart
In His time

When we wait
When we are in close fellowship with the Lord
When we are awake, attentive to
His every instruction
When we seek His guidance
in every area
at every juncture of our lives

The desires of our heart come

We must abide with Christ
We must look and relook to Him
for all that passes

Or we will miss the blessings
The blessings
are these our desires

Do we have the child
the pastorate
the loving marriage
the fulfilling retirement

Is it there to
have and to hold
are we blinded
Do we not see what God
has given us
Are we so wrapped up
in personal beliefs
and circumstances
we’ve missed it all

Woe that be
to have lost
what we have so desired
wrapped up in ourselves
and in what others say or don’t say

The desires of our heart

Not ours to give
to ourselves
Not another to give
to us

But a step of faith
in the Lord

Individually, by ourselves, alone,
we cannot give ourselves a child,
or a pastorate,
or a loving marriage
or a fulfilling retirement
It is not for “one” to accomplish

But if you are bonded with the Lord
If you are one with Him,
abiding with Him,
reading and studying His Word
and being obedient
to His principles
and listening and praying
and meditating and praising
and worship God Almighty

Then, you will discover
bit by bit
the desires of your heart
are before you
and beside you
all around you

Take that step of faith
and trust God to be your guiding light
for everything
in everything

and witness the blessings --
the desires of your heart.
(c) January 22, 2015

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