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I am a full-time working mom from North Alabama. I love my family, my friends, and my God!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Desires of your heart.

"Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart."
                                   - Psalm 37.4
 
We all have big plans for ourselves.  We want to marry a perfect man at the perfect age and buy a big brick house with a fence and a big kitchen and walk-in closets and have 2.4 kids and a dog that doesnt chew up our nice leather furniture or pee in the floor.  And we want to buy a big family luxury SUV and wear cute designer clothes and be skinny and fit and beautiful.  These are the desires of this world.  The Lord promises us that he will give us the desires of our heart IF we delight ourselves in him.  He doesn't say that he will give us what WANT because the rest of the world says we are supposed to.  When we focus ourselves on Him and truly DELIGHT ourselves in the LORD, the desires of our heart will change and he will give those to us.  I find that when I focus more on him, all this worldly stuff doesn't seem so important.  I would rather live in a shack and ride my bike and be completely filled with Him and have such a feeling of peace and comfort than to live in a big house with a fancy car and be empty.  
 
We often pray for what we want based on the world's standards and not so much on God's.  Once we truly understand God's purpose for our life and that he put us on this earth solely for the purpose of his Kingdom, only then he will give us those desires... when our desires line up with his plans.  I believe our heart's have to change to be in his will and be truly delighted in what He has blessed us with before we receive his full blessing on our lives. 

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