Sunday, November 02, 2008

sunday

Well it appears I have at least 2 readers. Thank you guys!

I've just spent the afternoon sleeping which is a terrible waste of a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. My excuse is that having heard Dave Devenish speak at church this morning, I really want to hear him again at Blaze (our 18-30s evening) and I knew I wouldn't be awake enough if I didn't have a little nap first.

Some of us were talking over lunch after church about faith and plans for the future and about Psalm 37v4: 'Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give the desires of your heart.' The verse seems ambiguous. Is it that God gives us the desires or what we desire? Not that that's really the point - the point is the first bit, 'Delight yourself in the LORD', not in anything else. But sometimes God does give us things we desire, even silly little things. I remember thinking at one point in my life how nice it would be to live somewhere where I could cycle to work, which was small enough not to have to spend ages on the train to get anywhere. I never pursued that dream consciously, but that's where I've ended up. Funny. :-) So if God can give us the small desires, He can be trusted with the big ones too.

2 comments:

Kimmie said...

Hope your nap helps you to be blessed by the evening service...He certainly can be Trusted...the desires that rise up within us, while we are following Him...are sent by Him. He sets them there, so that when He gives them to us, that He will be glorified. The timing is in His hands though, never in ours. Walk with Him, love Him and see those desires draw you closer to Him.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Elly said...

yep