Take a moment and write a list of ALL the things that your heart desires.
Do I see you smiling?
What if God gave you all those things, how would you feel? Would your thoughts and behavior change? Would you pursue Him as you do now?
A couple of days ago, we were privileged to host a few missionaries for an hour. It was rather impromptu so we sat there with open hearts and minds. When hubby asked them what was the one thing that struck them about visiting Kenya, one of the men said, ” during this trip we have been to all types of houses. Earlier on today, we visited with a lady who lives in a mud hut and it was a wonderful visit. The thing that struck me was how solid her faith is even though she doesn’t have a lot of material possessions compared to those who live in America. Her faith in God is true, not defined by what she does or doesn’t have. I have really been challenged, to love and trust God with all I am regardless of all I have.”
After he said this, it was time to rush to the airport. This conversation lingered on in our home. As we begun to just think about it, hubby gave me some insight. You see, when you don’t have much God is your everything. You look to Him first in all situations because He is literally your source. When a lot of money and positions of the power check in to the picture it is easy to consult them first before you consult God. And so he said, “positions of power and money are tests of the heart.”
The prayer of the day:
O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there.
9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—
12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
Get out of my life, you murderers!
20 They blaspheme you;
your enemies misuse your name.
21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
for your enemies are my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
In Jesus name I pray and believe,
God needs to, and desires to remain God in your life at all times.
The song of the day:
May God remain God in your life. Allow Him to search your heart. These other things will pass away; He will remain.
P.S if you would like me to stand with you in prayer, send me an email on ess@firstname.lastname@example.org