Thursday, June 18, 2009
Psa 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
When we get so close to the Lord that His desires become our desires, then our desires are able to be fulfilled.
We are told in Psa 37:4 to "Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
In another verse, "For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." Psa 84:11
Can it be that God in heaven truly wishes to bless us so?
Jesus gives us the answer in the gospels, Lk 11:11-13 “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?"
God is intent on giving His children an abundant life. Of course, He will withhold from us that which would be harmful to our lives. For example, it may be a person's desire to be rich, yet perhaps those riches would draw them away from dependence upon the Lord. Therefore, riches for that individual may not be a good thing, but bad.
The key then, is to line up our desires with the Lord's. Then we can expect the windows of heaven to open and our wishes to be granted.