Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
God wants to give us the desires of our hearts, but first we must delight ourselves in Him. When we do that we begin to want the things that He wants for us, take Him out of a box and realize that He can bless us in many different ways, not just the ways we are used to. I began to ponder my past relationships. Especially my previously failed marriage. Do I really want a repeat of that? Absolutely not! So with much prayer (and fasting), God began to show the kind of man that He wanted to lead me and my girls. I started off using prayer books, then the Holy Spirit would come and have me pray specific things. He took me to Bible scriptures showing me what my husband would be like. Not just the obvious husband/marriage scriptures, but ones that described the character of the man that he would be. I thought I was prepared, lol. When my mystery man came on the scene, I still was being stubborn. At the time in my church there was only about five single men and I had already decided none of them were it. I had a feeling I would meet Him at our leadership conference where many people from other churches attend. Well, at this conference is when God first confirmed that this man was my husband. It was one of the five on my list that I had already decided was not my husband. He couldn’t be my husband. He was almost five years younger than me and an inch shorter. I never saw him prophesy or minister, God told me that he would have resurrection power. He was always in church and served everybody on many levels. I knew he loved God, but really knew nothing else about him. So I began to remind God of all the things that he told me my husband would be. He began to take me to His word and match it with this man’s character. I was amazed how God was orchestrating all of this! (my husband carries much power in the spirit, I had just never seen it). I can go on and on about this story (maybe I will in another blog), but I’ll end with this. I wanted to be passionately in love with my husband. I needed God to do something. I ask Him to calibrate my heart to match His heart. I wanted to feel for this man how God felt for Him. The very next day, he came to say hi to me at work. He gave me an appropriate hug, but his beard slightly rubbed against my cheek. At that moment I melted. God did it in an instant. I was in love and the rest is history! So often we only let God into certain parts of our life, and we want to handle the rest. Let God into everything, trust Him and He will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5, 6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Father, we thank You that You know what’s best for us. We thank You that Your ways are perfect and that You want to be a part of every area in our lives. We thank You for the Holy Spirit that leads us and guides us into all truth. Lord, we abandon our ways for Yours. Take us to a higher place of understanding in our hearts to know what’s best for our lives. Calibrate our hearts to match Yours that we may be passionate about the things that You are passionate about. Take away any desires that are not pleasing to You and fill us with Your desires. Show us how to delight ourselves in You that we may have the desires of our hearts. Forgive us for not trusting You with everything. We give it all to You today. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!