this weekend i am attending a simulcast convention at my church with beth moore (click here to get to her blog), learning about finding true, deep, pure delight in the Lord….AND i’m celebrating my birthday!
it just doesn’t get any better than this girls 🙂
tonite began with a birthday dinner with my mom and sisters……perfect. delicious. great presents. 🙂
then off to beth moore. seriously…..thank you God for the calling you placed on that woman’s heart to teach and for her obedience to follow your calling of preaching.
i have learned tonite that:
1. nothing dictates our lives like our desires
~ essentially, at the end of the day, people are going to do what they want to. we are dictated by our ‘want to’s’
~ a TRUE heart’s desire (not a craving) is a sustained longing that is unaffected by mood or surrounding circumstance.
~ we are soooo used to ‘getting what we want pronto’ with our technology….so my TRUE desires may not come immediately….they will outlast circumstance and moods.
2. beneath the desires of our hearts is the HEART of our desires.
~ what is at the heart of my desires? what motivates me more than anything?
~ did you ever notice we often don’t want what we have? we usually want something we don’t have.
3. delighting in God adapts our desires into inevitabilities
~ as we begin to delight in HIM our desires begin to adapt.
Thank you beth for these teachings from psalm 37:4.
My prayer is this: ‘God please grant me a heart that delights in YOU! bring out the person in me that cannot hold back!’
So happy birthday to me. praise God for teachers. God i delight in YOU!