“Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4, Berean Study Bible
There’s one thing I love about the husband God has given me. He never forgets the things I love and care about. Once he finds out that there’s something I truly desire, he won’t let me settle for anything else. He becomes determined to get me my heart’s desire, even if it take him years to do it. He doesn’t forget.
And it is the same with God. The LORD remembers every time we’ve said, “Oh, I would love it if…” or, “I would be so happy to…” He remembers everything we say, everything we think about and imagine. Some things we may have forgotten we desired, but He hasn’t. He is just as determined to bring those desires to pass, even if it take years.
Father God, thank you for loving me the way you do. You remember every dream and desire in my heart. Help me not to settle, but trust you bring those things to pass in your perfect timing and in your perfect way In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Psalms 37:3-5)
“For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” Romans 8:29, NLT
Our destiny is to look like Jesus on the inside and to behave like Jesus on the outside. Many of us are spiritual powerhouses, can pray the house down, sing the roof off, hang off the chandeliers when we praise the Lord, and can administrate duties with a spirit of excellence. We appear like strong mighty lions, but who are we inwardly? Do we love just as loud? Forgive just as strong? Are we as obedient to God as our prayers are powerful?
These are things of the heart that matter most to God. The nuts and bolts of a woman of character is how she responds when it’s time to let go, how she behaves when she doesn’t get her way, how she acts when her gift and calling is ignored, and what she does when she experiences failure. Let God break off everything that doesn’t look like Him. The lying has to stop. The bad attitude, no more. The laziness and procrastination, no more. The unforgiveness and resentment, that’s not becoming of you. No more erotic romance novels and sexual perversion. The pride and arrogance, no ma’am. The selfishness, not you woman of God. No more making a person your idol. Time to tell fear and timidity goodbye. You can be the woman you know in your heart you were created to be.
Let God break these things off so you can develop His character within you. You are chosen and are predestined for a great work that will bring God great glory, but His work in you is where it all begins.
Prayer: Yes, Lord. I know whatever You reveal to me that needs changing in my life, You will help change it. You are with me. In Jesus name, Amen.
(Read Proverbs 31:30-31; 2 Peter 1:4-8)