Give Me Your Desires

This world is a confusing place, isn’t it? I must admit that I’ve had trouble navigating my thoughts this year. There are times that I’ve felt very downtrodden. I’m sure many of you can relate.

During this time (and always, really) I want to walk in God’s will for my life. I know that safety is found here, and it’s where I want to be.

But goodness, sometimes His will is hard to discern. Especially when my flesh creeps in. Sometimes I simply don’t understand which step I should take next.

Fortunately for us, He has given us His Word to guide and direct us. I’ve turned to it so much this year.

I know His plans are good for His children. I want to want what He wants. I’ve been asking the Lord lately to make His desires my desires.

If His desires are ours, life would be so much easier, wouldn’t it?

Not that every circumstance would be easy, but correct choices would be easier to discern.

Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

Psalm 37:4 is so encouraging. I think it might be misunderstood, however. What if the verse means that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desires He wants us to have? This sounds more plausible than Him giving us desires of our flesh.

Let my desires fall in line with yours, Lord.

As a wife and mother, most of my decisions revolve around day to day home life. Lately though, I’ve found myself wondering what decisions we should make about big purchases, sales, and investments.

For example, when we bought our cabin last year we thought it was a good long term investment. But now we aren’t so sure. The same goes for retirement investing. We have really felt a pull to instead invest in something tangible.

It is easy to follow the “experts” regarding such things, but I sometimes wonder if even so called Christian advice is the right way to go. I’m thankful that my husband includes me in such decisions and values my advice.

But I know that if His desires are ours, we will make the right decisions.

I’ve been feeling in my heart that it is time to go back to the basics. Faith and family have always been very important to me. But I haven’t always valued things like the land, wholesome food, and raising animals. But now I truly believe that these lost skills need to be recovered and then taught to my children.

I’ve really enjoyed watching The Texas Boys on YouTube lately. Their perspective has been encouraging to me. I want to produce more and consume less. I also want to learn more about being a productive keeper at home. I believe this is the Lord’s desire for me. I’d like to encourage you to check them out!

In the end, our hope is in God alone. He has so many good things in store for us, ladies. We have a true hope in a perfect, tangible world to come. In the meantime, let’s seek His desires and put our hands to work.

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