Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Desires of My Heart


Hubby and I went for a ride in the country, and stopped at a little house on the river, so I could dream. A great blue heron lives in the tree on this property. I can't imagine anything much lovelier than sitting on this deck sipping coffee, and watching the great blue heron stretch his wings.

The Bible says:

Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Many people focus on that last part of the verse: receiving the desires of their heart. But I think the first part of the verse is more important. When we delight in the Lord, His desires become our desires. As my heart aligns more closely with God's, contentment and peace reign.

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Psalm 37:4 

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

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