Thursday, July 11, 2013

Having A Moldable Heart

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to Him and trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass."
Psalm 37: 4,5

God has been blessing me with the verses above from Psalm 37.  When a scripture comes to me more than three times in a short period of time, I pay attention.  These verses offer yet another promise from God that I am holding close.

By now most of you know that one of the deep desires of my heart is to be fully healed...I long for my healing to be completely manifested in my body, and I will continue on this path because I believe it is God's will for His children to be healthy and whole.  As I have said before, our lives completely changed when Joel was healed of Lyme and we cannot go back.  We can only go forward.  Every new experience only leaves us wanting more....something more for us....and for others.

Lately I have asked myself a hard question......."Do I desire healing more than I desire the Healer?"
This was on my mind as I pondered the first word in these verses....delight...and searched for this verse in a lexicon.  The Hebrew definition of delight here means to be soft or be sensitive to and dependent  upon God.  As Joel Osteen says, "We need to make our hearts moldable to God."  Isn't that a wonderful visual?  Letting our hearts be molded by a loving God.

In the next verse we see we are to commit our way to Him and trust in Him.  In order to be dependent on someone we need to trust them.  It comes back to being a matter of  trust.

Resting and trusting.  The words that God spoke to my heart at the beginning of this year.

We trust His promises!  They are yes and amen.  We trust Him in the storms, in the valleys, on the mountaintops.  We trust His plan for us.  We rest in His Word.

And in the resting and trusting God gives us the desires of our hearts. That is what the verses tell us, isn't it?  And yet there are times this does not come to pass. As I studied these verses I began to see that when we become pliable and dependent on God then our heart turns to God and our relationship with Him.  As we make ourselves available to God, our hearts desires align with His!  After all God is with us and in us.  We hunger for His presence.  We seek the Healer, the Provider, our Father God.  

I am still often amazed at how much He loves us, and as a loving Father He wants to bless us.  He wants to give us more than we could ever ask for or think of.  Wow.  He wants us to delight in Him as He delights in us.  He desires us to have a deep and trusting relationship with Him..  Seeking the Healer more thank the healing.......desiring the Provider more than the provision.  Longing for the relationship more than the world around us.

Resting and trusting.  Actions that will bless us beyond measure and bring to pass the desires of our hearts.  God's desires for His children.  For me, for you, as we make our hearts moldable and available to God.

Resting and trusting.


Anita Johnson said...

I was an art major many years ago in college. The image of being clay in the Potter's hand has never left me. I so enjoy your posts.

Gayle said...

Praying for your healing as well.