“Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart’s desires.” Psalm 37:4
As we begin this new year, full of hope and anticipation of what the coming months will bring, I have something wonderful to share with you. But first, the back story.
In March of 2006, I was participating in one of the best Bible studies on prayer that I have ever seen, Living Prayer, by Maxie Dunnam. I highly recommend it.
This was a 6-week study that taught one how to make prayer a part of your everyday life, something that I had never done. So I approached the study and its daily homework with a determination to figure out what all this prayer business was about. I kept a journal throughout that time to record my experiences.
One day in that journey really stayed with me, even after all these years. The question of the day was this:
“What is the dream of your heart? What is the one thing you want most, but are afraid to ask even God for?”
I bet each and every one of you have those dreams and desires. Just like me, maybe there is something that you have always wanted to do that seems so far out of reach that it is impossible. Those things that you don’t share with anyone else, because they will think you are crazy.
Well, I wrote mine down. And as improbable as it seemed, I prayed that God would give me the opportunity. And I waited.
Well, 9 years later friends, this opportunity has come. I am so excited. In the year 2015, I am going to get the chance to live out my heart’s desire. And I am scared to death.
What if I fail? What if I am not good at this thing I have wanted to do for so long?
It’s ok. Because God has been with me in this for 10 years. And whatever comes of it, will be a blessing.
I question why it has taken me so long to get an answer from Him. I figure it was because He knew I didn’t know what I was doing before and was saving me from a bad experience. Or maybe, He was waiting until I had learned to listen and trust His leading before He turned me loose. Either way, I trust His timing and am looking forward to this adventure with Him.
How about you? What are those dreams and desires that are hidden in your heart? Those requests you dare not speak because they seem so far-fetched. Will this be the year that you trust God enough to start seeking Him in these areas of your life? Imagine the possibilities available to those who wait expectantly on the Lord.
May your every heart’s desire be fulfilled in the months to come, and may your walk with our Heavenly Father become closer, richer and more fulfilling each day.
ps. No. I will not tell you what my desire is, yet. Somethings are better left just between God and me. But I do thank you for your continued prayers on my behalf.