My Heart’s Desire

 

When I send cards I often add the reference to one of my favorite verses: Psalm 20:4. The NIV translates it this way:  May He [the Lord] give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

Wow!  That is one awesome verse!  Sign me up to get the desires of my heart!  I can come up with a list in no time flat…

1 – I desire to never have another hot flash!…

2 – I desire to effortlessly lose 20 lbs and keep it off without having to change my eating habits…

3 – I desire to have a husband who can read my mind and meet my every need without me having to hint or ask…

4 – I desire to make a difference in the world without inconveniencing myself in the process…

Okay, I admit this sounds more like a list for a genie in a bottle than the Lord God Almighty.  So…read the verse again… “May He give you the desire…”  Singular.  One desire. Oh my, that changes things!

If I can only have one desire, it must be to live a life that brings honor and glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  When the day comes that I do that, all my plans will definitely succeed.

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Being in Love is a Wonderful Thing

I was driving down the road one evening when I heard an old Motown tune playing on the radio.  The singer was crooning, “Baby I’m in love with you”.  It made me think about the people and things that I love and later that night before going to sleep, I told David, “Honey, I don’t just love you, I’m in love with you.”

The next morning, I read this quote in a card:  “Being in love is a wonderful thing.

I thought, “Okay Lord, You’ve got my attention.  What are trying to say to me about the difference between loving something and being in love?”

I love music and reading and hiking and beautiful autumn days when a lovely cerulean sky is the backdrop for colors that artists only wish they could produce on canvas…I love my mother’s eight-layer chocolate cake and my mother-in-law’s chicken pot pie…I love to hear the laughter of my grandbabies and holding them close to my heart…

The things I love often provoke a physical/emotional response, but being in love with someone transcends the natural realm.  “God is love” (1 John 4:8), so being “in love” is a spiritual issue and demands a response that goes beyond our feelings.  It is based on giving, not getting. (John 3:16)  It requires sacrifice and service above and beyond the call of duty. (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a)  But Love is the very expression of God and has no expiration date! (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Oh yes, being in love is a wonderful thing.

May your hearts be filled with His love for those you are in love with today.

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