Sunday, July 15, 2007

the desires of our heart

"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.

2 comments:

Dee Dee said...

Erin, please tell Justin that yes we read his worship prep blog, at least occasionally, and if he's posting stuff there, then we'll probably go there more. But I couldn't really figure out how to comment on his blog! Guess it was just me....

Dee Dee said...

Erin,
I want to share something funny with you and Justin.
Today Grace was singing "God is so Big." She was doing really well other than having that last word wrong (it sounded suspiciously like "God is so Good" : )
Either Caitlin or Bethany was in here and we smiled at each other as we listened. Then Grace stopped and asked, "Mom, is God bigger than Mr. Justin, the one who married Erin who used to teach me in choir?" I told her yes, God was bigger, and she went on, " I knew when Erin was my teacher that they were going to get married."
Just wanted you to know that you were both on her mind today! And she obviously thinks that Justin is pretty big, and that you are both pretty neat.