Today I would like to focus on one of the devotionals. This one is entitled "God's Plans". For 2 yrs. now I have felt God leading me in a different direction. I have always been a stay-at-home mom and homeschooled my children. My "baby" is now 6 yrs. old and since I have all school-aged children I see God leading me to pursue some other avenues. As you know from this blog my passion is politics. I am praying about pursuing politics, writing or something along those lines. And as a result I am hoping to be able to send my kids to private school next year. It will be a big transition for all of us and I am very nervous and excited about it at the same time. For those of you who pray I would covet your prayers. The following devotional is so in line with my thoughts and is so inspirational for me. I hope it encourages some of you too.
"Psalm 37:4--Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of the heart.
When we submit to God's plans, we can trust our desires. Our assignment is found at the intersection of God's plan and our pleasures. What do you love to do? What brings you joy? What gives you a sense of satisfaction?
Some long to feed the poor. Others enjoy leading the church...Each of us has been made to serve God in a unique way...
The longings of your heart, then, are not incidental; they are critical messages. The desires of your heart are not to be ignored; they are to be consulted. As the wind turns the weather vane, so God uses your passions to turn your life. God is too gracious to ask you to do something you hate."