"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
Some years ago, God used this scripture to do some amazing things in my life. My husband Bryan and I greatly desired to have a baby, but after two surgeries, months of Clomid, and two failed IUIs, we were once again faced with the question, "What next?"
My greatest desire was not just to be a mom, but also to experience pregnancy and childbirth. In the midst of sorrow, heartache, and a deep, dark depression, God gave me this scripture and I began meditating on it daily. I began praying, "God, show me what it means to delight myself in You." Over the course of many months, He showed me that to delight myself in Him meant to give Him my all; to love Him with all my heart, my soul, my mind, and my strength; to seek Him daily; to desire nothing more than His plan for my life. When I began doing this, God's plan and my desires were aligned perfectly. God plainly showed us that adoption was the way He wanted us to become parents. After only a few months of waiting, God blessed us with a beautiful baby girl! What an answer to our prayers!
I find myself, at this point in my life though, needing a reminder from God about delighting myself. I'm busy being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, and teacher. My time is consumed with things far from the things God showed me meant "delighting." So my prayer is that this blog not only allows me to share my life experiences with others, but that it will help me to remember to give Him my all!
2 years ago