Psalm 37:3-4 says “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
When I get opportunities to speak, I write and prepare the best I know how. I have to “trust in the Lord” because I can’t do it by myself. I have to “dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture” meaning dwell in the Word as I prepare and enjoy being called to do what I love to do. I get to actually ENJOY this safe pasture where God has led me.
I recently got the honor of speaking at a retreat in Shelburn, Indiana and as the worship band was playing under soft lighting and I was standing in the second pew, eyes closed, swaying to the music, ear mic turned on pause, Bible in hand, heart pounding, palms sweating, just waiting to take the stage to deliver the message God had me prepare, I felt a warm tear run down my face. Then another and another.
It was in that precious moment, I felt the Lord whisper “I’m giving you the true desires of your heart.” To get on that stage and share God’s word with a room full of women is the desire of my heart that HE placed there back in the year 2000 at a women’s conference I was attending.
It’s true, you all. Trust in the Lord. Ask Him to give you His desire for your heart. Then finish it up with Psalm 37: 5-6 and commit your way to the Lord and trust Him and He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn and the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
You will feel that warm noonday sun deep down in your soul….and maybe that warmth will present itself in a soft, gentle tear sliding down your cheek as a reminder just how much He loves you.