"Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. 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." Psalm 37: 3-5
Our God is such a good God. As it was said in Sunday School today..."who are we to even think that we could ever impress God." The same God who created the universe, put the stars in the sky, and "told the ocean it could only come so far" (as Nicole C. Mullen so eloquently puts it!) cares enough to be intimately involved in our lives. Our God is amazing, and yet, we can still think that we know what is best for someone, or best for ourselves. I love this verse of Scripture. How amazing that this same, awesome God actually wants to give me the desires of my heart!
I can't always say that I have "delighted myself in the Lord" so that he would "give me the desire of my heart," but our God is a gracious God. Growing up, one of my true desires was to marry a music minister - honestly!! God truly granted this desire - one that I didn't go in search of, but God gave me a husband who loves the Lord and loves to lead His people in worship. I believe that God not only wants to answer our desires with good things, but so often he goes above and beyond what we could even begin to desire! What a great God!
Today, Justin and I had the awesome opportunity and privilege to pray with a lady to receive Christ after church. Lately, God has awakened a true desire in us to be used by Him in Roxboro and to be more intentional about leading others to Him. I have been praying for specific women at work and seeking opportunities with them (that have not turned out as I would have planned), so today it was so amazing to see God show up in an unexpected way and allow us to lead this woman to Christ. I am so thankful for the opportunities God gives us, for the fact that He uses weak vessels like us to convey His truth.
I know God wants to use us to bring others closer to Him. I pray that I will delight myself in the Lord and that God would work through my desire to see others come to Him.