Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
Do you really believe God? Do you read this passage and think this promise is for somebody else?That God really doesn’t care about what you desire deep in your heart?
I’m here to tell you that we can believe this simple passage with full confidence.
Now read further:
Psalm 37:5-9 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper— it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
What do you want in 2011?
Do you have big dreams or are you looking to move out of survival mode?
Would you like to know what God wants for you in the year ahead? I know that's what I want.
What is the key to this passage? Look at the first sentence. Delight.
Delight in the Lord!
Definition: *To take great pleasure or joy. *To give great pleasure or joy.
So HOW do we delight in the Lord?
Well it really is quite simple. It's through our worship, prayers and fasting.
On January 2nd, we will join together as a community of believers here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage. We will fast together, pray together, worship together. Our only purpose is to seek to delight in the Lord. But I’m certain if you dare to walk this week with Jesus you will not only find delight, but you will also find:
- Your spirit becomes uncluttered by the things of this world and amazingly sensitive to the things of God when you fast.
- Fasting brings one into a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with the Lord.
- Addictions will be broken.
- Marriages will be redeemed.
- Salvation and redemption of lives of our husbands, children will be set in motion.
- Ministries will be raised.
You will hear from the Lord in such a way it will astound you.
So start today to ask the Lord about your first week in January. Ask Him about your 2011. Ask Him what kind of fast and how long to fast. Ask Him. He is beyond ecstatic that you would seek Him through prayer and FASTING. He has been waiting a long time to give you so much that only comes through the humbling intimacy of a fast.
Now, don’t panic if you think you can’t fast. There are different ways to fast and you can see a list here on our site tomorrow. Do any of you know the different Biblical fasts? Add them in the comments.
If you just read this post and you feel anxious, excited, scared and your heart is beating faster, I think God is tapping you on the shoulder. If I can do this…. So can you.
Wednesday we are going to also talk about how to seek God’s will for your 2011? Do you want to do His perfect will in your life. Are you tired of making the mistakes? Let’s do this together. The Top Ten Exercise is a small mentoring effort that Dineen and I are working up right now to help you through to see God’s will fulfilled in your life in 2011. We can’t wait to share it with you on Wednesday.
Monday – Pray ask God about fasting.
Tuesday – Ask God what kind of fast and how long to fast.
Wednesday – Top Ten Mentoring Exercise for 2011
Thursday – Fasting preparation.
Friday – How to fast. The physical part of fasting. The spiritual part of fasting.
Saturday – The fasting guide will be ready for you to use daily.
Sunday – Leaning into God and the start of our seven day fast.
If you are excited, if you want more of the Lord in 2011. Sign up now. Leave a comment, “I’m in.” God sees your commitment and He will prepare for the blessings and discovery ahead.
BIG hugs with tons of enthusiasm, Lynn