Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Desires of My Heart

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
I have come to understand the meaning of this verse. I believe that when you love God with all your heart and put Him before all other things that he gives you the desires of your heart. Not your own desires, but His desires. He places His desires in your heart so that your desires equal His.

I know this because of my desire to move with my family to another continent, another culture to serve God. If you were to have asked me two years ago what my desires were, I would not have even thought to say…to become a missionary in Burkina Faso. As I put aside my own desires and gave God sovereignty over my life He moved in and went to work. I now have certainty and peace that I never knew before.

It gives me tremendous joy to witness this happening in the lives of people around me. Imagine the smile on God’s face when He sees the love His children express to each other.

There is another child being adopted from the orphanage in Yako. What a blessing it is when a family decides to share their lives with a child who has no family. What a blessing when this child comes from another country where survival is a struggle. AND what a blessing when this child has special needs. The family adopting Samson is amazing. God placed this desire in their hearts. Please pray for them and the journey ahead of them.

Read more about Samson’s interaction with his new family in Ruth’s blog, Burkina Orphanage.

Love & Blessings!


  1. That's great for Samson. We think of you guys often and know the path you're taking, as we walk it with you, just leads to a different place. We're excited for you and I truly know how you feel when our desires match with His.
    Ryan and Sarah

  2. I am so glad I found your post. You are so right, it is about giving God sovereignty over our life. I love this verse, it has been something I have been clinging to for so long. Thank you for sharing!