THEME: HEARTS DESIRES ANSWERED
“May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose.”
-God desires that we succeed in our purposes here on earth. Often times does He send angelic help from heaven to ensure that His will for our lives prevails. We are reminded that our hearts desires should not centered on self but geared towards uplifting the lives of others while giving glory to God. God looks at our hearts and gives each one according to his ways and the fruit of his doing (Jeremiah 17:10). Our ways should be fruitful in Jesus Christ, as we accomplish the purpose for which we were called. Cornelius the Italian regimen prayed and gave alms generously, which came to the memorial of God, and he received his requests, and salvation came to his entire household (Acts 10). Our deeds and hearts desires should be established in God’s divine purpose and in all we do, we shall find good success. The main scripture is a prayer that the Lord may grant us the desires of our hearts desires and fulfill our purpose.
People have diverse dreams and hearts desires. Probably you desire to be married and/or have children. Perhaps you’ve always desired to start a business, a ministry or be employed in a multinational organization, or become a leader in government, church or in the society. Maybe you desire to buy a car or house and other things that you consider vital. Probably you desire to grow deeper in faith, have spiritual gifts and the gift of salvation. Maybe you desire to go to heaven and be with the Lord forever, at your death. These are some of the dreams that lie deep in our hearts. It is important to note that, as long as we live on this earth, we must have hearts desire which build up our hope. We hope for a better future, and desire to live on. Some consider these desires as blessings from the Lord and their trust in the Lord. Abraham the father of faith received a blessing of land, descendants, and an eternal inheritance. Since we are his seed in Christ Jesus, we should always put our trust in the Lord in everything that we need. We are God’s children and He knows our hearts desires before we utter them (Isaiah 65:24). Also, since God loves us so much, and He is so dear to us, He desires good for us. He gave us His only begotten Son that we may believe in Him and have eternal life. God has blessed us with an eternal blessing and by this we rejoice in Him always. We are reminded that His blessing make one rich and add no sorrow to it (Proverbs 10:22). His blessing is eternal and we should find rest in Him. This is a cause for us to delight in the Lord. When we make God our Lord and are satisfied with His love, peace and joy, He grants our hearts desires. Even though we delight in the Lord for what He has given us and done unto us, we should also be keen to follow His word and will. Many are the plans in our hearts but it is the will of God that prevails (Proverbs 19:21). It is key to align our plans and hearts desires to the will of God, that we may receive our requests. God looks at our hearts to give each one according to his ways and the fruit of his doing (Jeremiah 17:10). Sometimes we ask and do not receive because we ask amiss, to spend it on our own pleasures (James 4:3). It is vital to realize that God’s will must prevail in our lives. Lastly, we should put our focus on God and know what we have been called to achieve here on earth. God have given us diverse gifts and callings for the edification of His body; the church, that we may bear much fruit for the glory of His name. He has called us to love one another and do good. Even though sometimes our prayers and hearts desires take longer than we expect, we should not loose hope but wait in the Lord patiently while giving thanks, and He shall answer us.
We give thanks to You Lord our God, for You are good and Your love endures forever. We give thanks to You Lord, with all our hearts and tell of all Your wonderful deeds. Lord You are the Rock of our salvation, we come before You with thanksgiving in our hearts and extol You with music and song. Only You Jesus Christ, are our great God and King, mighty above all gods. Only You are the true God, and worthy of all worship. We rejoice in You Lord and sing praises to You, for You have good unto us. We worship You and exult Your holy name. May You answer all our prayers and hearts desires, according to Your will, according to Your everlasting mercy and love. May You bless us Lord and keep us. May You make Your face to shine upon us and be gracious unto us. May You turn Your countenance upon us and grant us peace. Amen
Further reading: Psalm 21:2, Psalm 9:1
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