Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Desire of Our Heart

My Dad recently interviewed for a job that would have brought him and my Mom back from South Carolina to Kansas City. We had all prayed that God's will would be done and that he would find favor with those who were hiring the position. He certainly found favor. The interview could not have gone any better but God's will, it turns out, was for Dad's friend to get the job.

I have had Psalms 37:4 laid on my heart about this situation from the start. "Delight yourself in Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." My parents delight in Him. They love our Lord and keep his precepts. They fellowship with Him together and alone. They relish their place as His children. And their heart's desire is to be close to their family and farm here in Kansas.

I believe that God answers prayers and is true to His word. I know my parents are disappointed that they wouldn't be calling in the movers but something occurred to me last night. The verse did not say..."Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you "close to but not really" the desires of your heart." See, I think it would have been frustrating for them to be 3 hours away from the location of their home. Yes, they would have been closer and could have visited more but they would not have been HOME. We have all been praying that they would move HOME. So in essence, if Dad had been hired, God's promise would not have come to fruition. He doesn't do things half-way or sort of close. He does things all the way--for our good. So now we wait. And did I mention I'm impatient?! But I rest in the knowledge that God has a plan for our family's future and he WILL give them the desire of their heart. It is just a matter of when...


Farm Chick (at Heart) said...

Thanks for your post. I was so upset yesterday but of course I agree with you. We want them home and we will just keep praying and trusting. Not as painful as running and waxing, mind you...well some days it is. :)

Grammy said...

You are a blessing and your words are true. Praise God that He has our best in His heart and that He has already written the plan that will bless us most.

Keep "speaking" the truth - it is the terra firma for us all.