I have a confession to make....
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
I have found that as I grow closer in my walk with God, my heart desires have changed. As a young Christian or maybe as someone who is just starting to read the Word, you might think this verse gives you everything YOU desire. But the truth is, as we grow closer to God, our desires change.
I remember a few years back, probably 4 or 5 years, to be successful in business meant an appearance on the Oprah show or a "first class" boutique in the fanciest mall. Then it changed to maybe just a small store in a nice mall AND an appearance on the Oprah show. Now?? Oprah might be the "it" thing but not for me! And as far as the mall or anything like that, not anymore. I would like to have my shoppe right on my own land - a place where family and friends (old friends and the new ones that I haven't met yet) could gather for coffee, maybe a muffin or other baked good, and shoppe 'til they drop (or I run out of my handmade products to sell).
I no longer have that desire to sell "the next fabulous product"; my desire has become make products that have meaning, that will last from generation to generation and also sell what we grow - veggies, fruit, flowers and even trees (if God leads me to plant Christmas trees). It's not about how much money can I make, it's about ... what can I sell that will bless others - show someone else how much they care. It's about "that one product" that says "I have to have this" because I love you or because it's unique (one of a kind) or "just because".
Desires of the heart are a shaping and molding of what Christ wants for us, not what we want FROM Him. It's a transformation from worldly wants and needs to God-given wants and needs - a heartfelt satisfaction that comes from walking close to our Lord. It a true heart-changing experience and one that fills us with joy. Today, I am joy-filled. Are you?
Country FarmHouse Blessings,
~*~ Lori ~*~
♥ Purdy Mama ♥