Romans 8:28——-We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
If you are a person who loves God with all your heart, soul and mind and if you love others like Jesus loves you, the Word says you will discover your purpose in life. I could never have imagined, even in my wildest dream, that I would preach the Word of God. Going to mass and praying was the most boring thing I could imagine. By following God’s instructions daily He changed my desires. The worldly desires that tormented my mind were deleted and replaced by the desires of God’s kingdom.
Psalms 37:4—–Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
To delight in something is to be passionate about it, to be obsessed with a particular thing and to think continuously about it.
How do we delight ourselves in the Lord? By doing what pleases Him and putting His law in our hearts. Then, as we are sanctified, He gives us the desires of our heart.
God has not promised to gratify all the appetites of the body and the humour of the fancy, but to grant all the desires of the heart, all the cravings of the renewed sanctified soul. What is the desire of the heart of a good man? It is this — to know, and love, and live to God, to please Him and to be pleased in Him.
Psalms 37:5——-Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.
In our professional life, when we accept a job offer from a particular company, we make a commitment to report to work at a particular time, we put in a fixed amount of working hours, we stick to the schedule and job profile given to us by the Company – in short, we are committed to that Company. Similarly, when we commit ourselves to the Lord and to His Word, we obey His Word irrespective of what is happening around us. When we trust Him, only then will He bring into manifestation the desires that He has planted in our hearts.
“Trust” means to roll your way on the Lord — commit it to Him.
Now if you do that, your standard of living may change, but not your standard of life. In the midst of your storms in life, are you willing to delight in the Lord despite your circumstances?
WHEN YOU REST IN THE LORD, YOU’LL BE TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED.