Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
These are pictures of a scrapbook I made today of all of my favorite bible verses!
Back to the bible study, Katie was so right, I am guilty of thinking "
God probably won't give me what I really want"...
Perhaps you are also wondering, Maybe this stepping stone isn't really from God. What if it's one of Satan's traps to coax me into worldly rewards?
Let me assure you the psalmist David spells out the win-win nature of this step in Psalm 37:4, and it truly is as safe as it looks.
If you will make God the chief affection of your inmost heart...
Meaning you delight yourself in the Lord, find enormous pleasure and joy in him, get to know Him well by continually sitting in His presence and obeying Him.
He will give you the desires of your heart.
Meaning you will receive boundless enthusiasm for the deep passions, cravings, longings, petitions, and aspirations that he planted in your heart. And God can't wait for you to unwrap that gift!
Our passion reflects our deepest yearnings.
It underscores the beauty we crave, such as art or music (that is me),
and reflects our need for such intangibles as freedom or adventure (that is me too).
What does the desire of your heart look like?
I woke up this morning and said, "I need some new flowers"....
Whit Hobbs quotes "Success is waking up in the morning, whoever you are, wherever you are, however old or young, and bounding out of bed because there is something out there that you love to do, that you believe in, that you're good at- something that's bigger than you are and you can hardly wait to go at it again today. It is something you'd rather be doing than anything else. You wouldn't give it up for more money, because it means more to you than money." (page 152)
I am not smart enough to derive the cure for breast cancer, but I know someone who can! So as I planted, I prayed. And I prayed. I and talked with the Lord about all the people I know who have been affected by cancer. And He knows how I feel. I am claiming BIG.
Don't they look great?
It just takes faith the size of a mustard seed! Have you ever seen the size of a mustard seed?