Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What's On Your Mind '09 - The Psalms

This month, "What's On Your Mind, '09" is focusing on the Psalms.

I love the Psalms! I once spent a whole year using my devotional time to read the Psalms over and over. God has used the Psalms to comfort, instruct and encourage me.

I'm glad we're discussing the Psalms the whole month of November because I couldn't say all I'd want to say in one post!

Today, I wanted to share a few things about Psalm 37, one of my favorites. Psalm 37 is so rich! There is just so much gold to be mined out of those timeless words that David wrote.

Is there something that you desire above all else that has not happened for you yet? Then read verse 4 of Psalm 37 and meditate on it:

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart."

This scripture means a lot to me. I claimed it for my own and prayed that God would show me how to delight myself in Him, because the desire in my heart was to be a mother. I did struggle with infertility for 10 years, but today, I am a mother after having giving birth three times to healthy beautiful baby girls.

Delighting ourselves in Him speaks of relationship. If my relationship with God brings me delight, I must be in a good place with my Christian walk. If it's a delight to spend time with God, and to talk with Him, discussing the "stuff of life," then I know Him better. I'm better able to determine what His will is for me. I can then line up my desires with His will.

It's like earthly relationships. I can ask more of someone closer to me. I'm not afraid to ask my husband or my best friend for something. I know they love me and understand me and are willing to help me if they can. I don't ask a favor of someone that I barely know.

If there is a desire, a dream in your heart that you haven't seen come to pass yet, just start spending more time with God. The more time you spend together, you'll see that He wants to bless you. You may even find that the dream of your heart is something He placed there in the first place!

There is so much to say about Psalm 37 that I'm going to make it a series of posts. I hope you'll join me as we study more of this amazing Psalm.

If you'd like to hear what's on the mind of others, visit Shane at Heart Reflections.


Anonymous said...

LOVE this! Thanks for "playing" along with me this month!

Wendy said...

Great post, Jerri! Obviously I love that verse too. ;)

Karen said...

Looking forward to reading more of this series...

"You may even find that the dream of your heart is something He placed there in the first place!"...this is awesome!