01/27/14

Desires of the heart

My small group recently began a new study, Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. It speaks of God’s will for our lives, our conscience vs. His voice, the Holy Spirit in us, and whether or not we are truly listening to Him and for Him.

Wow! It is rocking my boat.

And my boat needed some rocking.

Last night, as I was reading through, I came across this. A familiar verse.

“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your hear.”

— Psalms 37:4

In discussing this verse, Priscilla’s commentary reads:

“This doesn’t mean He is necessarily giving you what you want, but rather that He is in the process of transforming your soul to desire what He wants.”

Oh my! Don’t miss that dear ones.

Then she goes on…

“He is actually give you His desires, and the more you delight yourself in Him, His Word, and His will, the more you can expect to see His desires implanted within you. We don’t have to be afraid of what God’s will might be. We can just relax in Him, knowing He will speak clearly, order our steps, and cause us to desire what brings Him pleasure.”

Read His truth in Philippians 2:13 (NLT) —

“For God is working in you, give you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.”

His work in me will cause me to desire His will for my life. He will not only command, but also compel me, my mind, my heart, my will, and my emotions to be transformed and align with Him. Then, and only then, will He map out the plans He has for me. And then, He walks with me.

I hope that sinks in and blesses your heart today, as it did mine.

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