First I realized I needed to find the definition of desire just for curiosity sake. ha.. no one has a dictionary anymore– and I don’t have a cool fancy i-phone with an app for that so I googled it .. which is the next best thing!
Side note: I realized again how sadly little I remember about English after looking at all the things this particular page said about the word desire. like what a transitive verb and intransitive verb is. Ha.. and I feel called by God to write.. clearly only God can make that happen.. grin!
Desire as a verb can mean to long for or hope for , to express a wish for. In case you were dying to know this trivia fact, it was first used in the 13th century. Apparenty there wasn’t much to long for or hope for before that!
Desire as a noun: a counscious impulse that promises enjoyment or satisfaction in it’s attainment, a longing or a craving (Jenn side note.. craving.. I am seriously craving a white chocholate rasberry mocha.. but it’s 10:30 at night and I had way to many cups of coffee to count while driving to and from nashvile today, so I am going to squelch that craving!)
a cute cabin with a front porch ( I know call me an old lady but I looove porches and I promise if God gave me that desire of my heart I would invite you to my porch!ha)
A home version of the starbucks espresso makers complete with my own barista to make me coffee every morning! hahah
Seriously though: Your desires or cravings or your conscious impulse that promises satisfaction may be different then mine, but we ALL have desires.
I know soo many singles who in particular struggle with this verse. I could put up some pictures of pinterest weddings and I imagine many of my single friends would have already pinned those wedding theme ideas to their boards and are just waiting for the groom… telling Jesus I delight in you– now WHERE IS HE!
Then the questions come.. for the single: I am delighting myself in the Lord– I mean I love him, I pray to him, I worship Him, I offer my heart to Him– so why this unmet desire
Maybe being single is not your struggle? Maybe it is the desire for MORE.. that feeling that there is MORE in life then what is your life right now.
Maybe it is the desire to find the perfect career
To have children
To have that house
Some desires comes in material form, some in deeper areas of the heart.
The desire to be loved
The desire to be noticed
The desire for forgiveness, freedom, peace, joy
The desire to know God’s next steps for us– or for Him to write the plan in the clouds so we can see it
The desire to re-write our story
The list could go on and on
I know you have gone through life with some sort of unmet desire.
This post coud become depressing pretty quick if you got bogged down in thinking about that.
I think we tend to without realizing it get bogged down in the my desire is not met yet so I will deaden desire trap. This comes from SATAN the father of LIES. He speaks death, God speaks LIFE.
See the God that loves me– that loves you– desired to. He desired relationship with me so much He sent JESUS to die for me… And because of that I can live alive.
I can DELIGHT in the Lord– and receive the desires of my heart.
Now maybe that is not my front porch with rocking chairs– (in heaven someday for sure at my mansion!) but it is: I am loved– and so are you
I am forgiven– and so are you
I am noticed– and so are you
I am free– and so are you
I am …. I am.. I am… the list could go on .. why…
BECAUSE HE IS!!
It is soo much fun to delight in God.
To come alive and live alive
and run to the arms of the one who desired ME so much HE stretched His arms out on a cross for me
(this song talks about running to HIS arms and how HE will always be enough.. everything else.. EVERYTHING else is simply a blessing from the Lord!)