Thursday, March 26, 2009

Holy Desires

"No desire will ever be placed in you by the Holy Spirit unless He intends to fulfill it."


"All you long to be as a Christian, and all you long to do for God, are within the possibilities of faith."


"He who puts the natural instinct in the heart of a bird to fly across a continent in search of a warmer climate is too good to deceive it. . . And He who breathes heavenly hope into our hearts will not deceive or fail us when we press forward toward its realization."

(Quotes taken from Streams in the Desert, my favorite devotional!)


What are those desires that the Holy Spirit has placed in you?


Some of mine are . . .
  • to be sweet and gentle with my children (all the time)
  • to be selfless in serving my family
  • to submit sweetly and quietly to my dear husband
  • to love the seemingly unlovable in my life
  • to be adorned with a meek and quiet spirit

All of these to name a few. . .


When you go to bed each night and wonder if you will ever see the things you long for, don't let discouragement set in!


He who promised is faithful!


. . .that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.


Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.


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7 comments:

Civilla said...

Thanks for that, Michelle!

Tina said...

What wonderful words of encouragement.
Thank you!
In His love,
Tina

Connie said...

Yes!

Momofsix said...

My desires are to always to do the Lord's will as a mother and a wife. I often times find myself not quite doing that. (it is pretty frustrating)
But I praise Him for each new day to serve Him. May I show the grace to others that He bestows upon me.
Angie

Deb said...

Hi my friend!
Just wanted to let you know that I've given you an award!!
Blessings!
Deb

The Black Family said...

Wonderful post...thank you for being a faithful servant of the Lord and posting this... Your list...and mine are similar. ..but I think it might be for most woman..or maybe not?



"Some of mine are . . .

to be sweet and gentle with my children (all the time)

to be selfless in serving my family

to submit sweetly and quietly to my dear husband

to love the seemingly unlovable in my life

to be adorned with a meek and quiet spirit"


I really enjoy reading your blog!

Blessings,
Gina

Linda said...

I have these same desires Michelle. Thanks for reminding me to pursue them,...and all of the other things that the Holy Spirit is prompting me to do.

And for the reminder that He is faithful!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits