12.18.2011

The desires of your heart...

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." -Psalms 37:4

“It does not say He will give you what you want. It does say He will give you the want. Delight in Christ brings desire for Christ. He gives the heart its desires – that is, He works in us the willing. (Philippians 2:13). This is why He can say in John 15:7 ‘Ye shall ask what ye will…if ye abide.’ The branch takes its sap from the vine, the same surges the vine feels then become the surges of the branch. My will becomes His, and I can ask what I will, if I delight myself in Him. Only then can my desire be attained, when it is His desire.” -Jim Elliot

7 comments:

Katie Hufstedler said...

YES YES YES YES YES. I love this!! Thanks for sharing, Rylie! Hit me right here in the heartstrings.

♥ CheChe said...

this is something I know. But recently I've gotten it mixed up again. How is it that the truths of Christ can so easily be forgotten in regards to our fleshy little needs and desires. Thank you for the warm rebuke and reminder. It is CHRISTS desires that I should be seeking when I delight in Him. Not delighting in Him to fulfill my own desires.

♥CheChe

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Vivi said...

AMEN!!!!!! xx

Jennifer Alvarado said...

This is my life-verse. The most important thing in life is delighting in the Lord.

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Ash Louise said...

Love this!