Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Our Heart's Desire- Himself!

One of my very favorite devotional thoughts for the day comes from Daily Strength For Daily Needs, a compilation of verses and quotes by Mary W. Tileston. And of all the wonderful selections one of my very favorite is found on the November 6th entry. Here is the day's verses and quotes:

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.- Psalm 145:19

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.- Psalm 37:4

Though to-day may not fulfil
All thy hopes, have patience still;
For perchance (perhaps) to-morrow’s sun
Sees thy happier days begun.
                                    P. Gerhardt

His great desire and delight is God; and by desiring and delighting, he hath Him. Delight thou in the Lord, and He shall give thee thy heart’s desire, HIMSELF; and then surely thou shalt have all. Any other thing commit it to Him, and he shall bring it to pass.
                                                                        R. Leighton

This is one of my favorite quotes. This is what it means to me: When we desire God and delight in God, we shall receive Him. And as we receive God we realize that it is Him, not stuff etc., that we truly desired! We find our fulfillment and contentment when we are desiring and delighting in our good God.

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, (God hears us when we call out to Him) and will receive what they have asked and desired, although not in the hour or in the measure, or the very thing which they ask; (our prayers are answered, just not always as we thought they would be) yet they will obtain (receive) something greater and more glorious than they had dared to ask. (He always wants the very best for us and desires to bless us).
                                                                        Martin Luther

Hope this excerpt blesses you as much as it blesses me!

Because of Jesus,


  1. Thank you for this beautiful encouragement!

  2. Hey Eunora,
    I just got an idea for your head pieces. Why not incorporate hawaiian flowers? Just a thought! Love you sweetie! Auntie


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