We’re doing a Priscilla Shirer bible study on Jonah at church right now. As we were watching the video a couple of weeks ago, I looked down at my book and saw this verse:
“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
I tapped my friend and pointed at the verse. I thought I had it all figured out.
You see, God is in the middle of blessing me with one of the biggest desires of my heart. Biggest. I thought that verse was telling me He was rewarding me for my faithfulness to His call on my life.
And then I listened to what Priscilla was saying about it on the video, and I realized how clueless I really was.
She explains this verse to mean that when you delight in the Lord, He will change the desires of your heart so that they align with His desires for your life.
Simply put, He can make it so that you want what He wants for you.
I’m not proud to admit this, but I have some people in my life that are difficult for me to deal with. So difficult that I’ve consciously decided to limit my interactions with them. Even though they’re all people I should love and forgive, I’ve found reasons to justify my distance. As I started to think about these people during bible study, Priscilla said something that really spoke to my heart. She said “People don’t need to see ‘Christians’, they need to see you redeemed and changed by the power of the Holy Spirit”
Lord, help me forgive. Help me to love as You loved. Help me to shine the love of Christ into their lives.
I will delight myself in my Lord, and He will give me the desires of my heart.