It’s a wonderful thing when the Lord not only meets your daily needs, but also gives you the desires of your heart. I enjoyed a blessed time of devotions this morning as I sat on the balcony and watched the sun rise over the ocean. I thanked the Lord for speaking fresh words of encouragement to me through His Living Word. I thanked Him for allowing me to enjoy many of my “favorite things” this weekend. My favorite things are the beach with the sound of the surf & seagulls, the beauty of a sunrise handcrafted by my Creator, the Word of God in my lap, a cup of fresh brewed Kona coffee from Hawaii, and my best friend Vicky enjoying it with me. (Although she was still in bed!!) The only things missing are the rest of my family and my Harley!!
As we sat around the pool yesterday afternoon, Vicky said “God always knows just what we need, and when we need it.” I remind you today that God not only meets our daily needs (Matthew 6:33) but that He also grants us the desires of our heart according to David in this Psalm: “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (37:4) I encourage you to not only “Seek first the Kingdom of God” so that your needs are met by God, but that you make Him the number one relationship in your life…..DELIGHT in Him; and He will bless you with the desires of your heart!
As I reflected on God’s beauty around me I kept singing these familiar words to a favorite hymn:
"We find many people who can't understand why we are so happy and free.
We've crossed over Jordan to Canaan's fair land, and this is like Heaven to me.
So when we are happy we sing and we shout. Some don't understand us, I see.
We're filled with the Spirit, there isn't a doubt. And this is like Heaven to me.
O this is like Heaven to me, Yes this is like Heaven to me.
I've crossed over Jordan to Canaan's fair land, and this is like Heaven to me."
It’s time to take a walk on the beach with Vicky, then make our hardest decision of the day: Where to eat lunch?? Thanks for your prayers! I love you!