29 September 2013

I Desire The Lord

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom. “Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. (Luke 12:31-34 NLT)

Him whom we serve will become the deserving object of our love, the focus of our thoughts. 

I've seen so many different ways to live--so many different focal points, and what harvests they yield. I'm so grateful that I've learned which one brings the filling of emptiness, the healing of wounds, an overflowing of love and joy and peace and life. 

God, You are so faithful. I can utterly trust You with everything I am. Your love is vast and powerful, yet so gentle. As long and reaching as the east is from the west, and yet will fit in my mortal heart. High and holy--and yet as familiar as children sharing a sink to brush their teeth, or doing the evening dishes with my family, elbow-deep in suds. I trust You. I declare Your Name to all who will listen, and rejoice in knowing Your goodness and the astonishing grace you hold out to each of us. You clothe us in Your righteousness, protecting and honoring us, and I willlove You  always for it.  :-)