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Our Delight In The Lord Shapes Our Desires

2019-08-27 | 🔗
Most people have the desire to do something great in their lives. Truly, God wants to do something great in our lives as well. I find it interesting that God wants to partner with us. Scripture says that we are joint heirs in Jesus Christ. He wants to do something, but He also wants us to do something, too.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
hi this is victoria thank you so much for downloading this podcast i believe god has amazing things in your future i hope you enjoy this message i you now we all want god to do great things in our lives i think the cry of our heart is god do something in me and through me let two thousand seventy be a year that you really bring the the dreams and desires in my heart but you know whats interesting about gods promises is they always come with a
usually we have to do something and then god led or something it comes with a condition a stipulation you know i find it very interesting because if god can get us to move then he can move it's almost as if his condition prepares our heart it postures us receive what he has you see if we just wish all day if we're just fish in the wishing pond we're not doing anything god says i am a partner with you we are airs and jesus christ he wants us to be active and participate in what he wants to do in our life so as we standing here saying god do something to make
he threw me and in me bring forth my desires sender what god's condition is its found in some thirty seven five in the bible says it like this delight yourself in the lord and he will give you the desires of your heart when you delight yourself in god he will shape in you his desires so that he can bring the best out of you god wants to shape in you his desires we all want our desires to come to pass oh we love to hear gods promises we want gods promises but what are we delighting in what are we pursuing what are we giving our time to you see the scripture says that when we delight the lord which means when we find joy and happiness and pleasure in god
it will shape those desires for god you see sometimes we had the wrong desire
and were struggling trying to make those things happen i think sometimes we get it backwards we have a desire and we forget to find out what we delighted we forget what gives us fulfillment we forget to pursue those things could give us joy peace and street and allow those things to shape us our delight shapes our desires when joel and i or started dating i worked in my family's jewelry store i worked on saturdays so i would take off on friday joe worked at the church so sunday he would take his father's messages he would edit them get them ready to be broadcast on television and so he worked on sundays and worked on saturday so we basically didn't see each other on the weekend that much
since i took off on friday joel decided that he was going to take off on friday the only thing was this on my day off on friday i wanted to go to the mall i wanted to run errands i wanted to do the things that i needed to do on my day off but you know was really great it all didn't care joe wanted to be with me so joe to the mall he would go with me to the mall because he just wanted to spend the day with me he delighted in that when we first started dating joel had season tickets to the rockets in fact this was the former compact center for those of you who don't know in our first date
right here at a rockets basketball game he was such a fan he loved the games and i love joe i love to be with him anyway that point you can say i delighted in joe so it motivated me to go to the basketball games it motivated me to become a sports fan see i doubt it if i didn't enjoy being with joel i doubt i would have been so ambitious to go to all those games and i can tell you this if joe in a found joy in being with me he wouldn't have been in the mall you see he liked them all because he liked being with me do you get what i'm trying to say here our delight shapes our desires
it wasn't the mall joe like it was being with me he lied it wasn't that i was such an avid fan i just wanted to be with joel so became a fan isn't it interesting when we delight in the lord what god wants for us we do what god does we want to be where god is the things that are important to god of a sudden become very important to us you see god wants to shake your desire when you delight in him when you find fulfillment in him he wants
to put those dreams in you that will come to pass he wants you to dream big dreams but he already has a plan for you when you delight in him then your dreams will come to pass i find it interesting that the apostle paul said this in second corinthians six and this is the message translation and it really sums up what i'm trying to say it says the heart regulates the hands paul was saying what you in your heart would you find delight in you're going to put your hands to
see what is in your heart is going to drive you with great passion and determination your hands and your heart go together just like your delight and your desire see the puzzle paul was saying when your hearts right you put your hands to the right thing god wants your heart to be his garden he wants to plant his dreams and his desires in your heart because he wants to bring forth god opportunities he wants to bring forward that of view god miracles god moments don't let the wrong desires cause you to struggle your time with god find out what he wants you to do delight in him take pleasure in the fact that he is your guy that he chose
that his plans for you are good and not evil there to give you a future and a hope you see god wants our best he doesn't want our leftovers i distant the end of your day when you're tired and a little miserable god whats the best of your day get up every morning in greek god with a good more not a oh god its morning see god once our first fruits throughout the day we should have a conversation with the
we should consult him for our decisions bring him into our relationships take him on the job with us put his word in our heart because when his word is in our heart what will happen is it will come up out of us it will guide us and give us great council and wisdom goes dad used to say it like this put god's word in your heart when you don't need it and theyll come out of you when you do need it god's wisdom we come out of you you know some thirty seven is delight yourself in the lord and he will give you the desires of your heart then it goes on to say commit your ways to god and he will do this and it begins to say how you overcome
you will any challenge you face he will be there your enemies won't get the best of you you see he's talking about delighting yourself creating a desire for god then your roots go down deep so you can be committed i delighted in withdrawl i dont lighted in his friendship i delighted in to know him year was formed that he would be my spouse i'm married him thirty years i do i'm committed to that guy my rose hints not his here's a committ thats been formed see the system to this god is saying delight before desire desire take root and commitment will steady you strengthen you and anchor you
i will do this he's saying when you're committed you'll do what you don't feel like doing he's saying when you're committed you'll realize even when it's hard on the other side there is a great reward he says sooner or later my way is the best way to in hannon twenty seventeen ill get you where you need to be god is a faithful god he wants her heart he wants her heart so that we can put our hands to his business to his kingdom so we can be successful we can be happy listen we serve happy god god safehaven the bible says lay and enjoying things and he wants us down here accomplishing laughing enjoying overcoming going from victory to victory we serve a god who is committed to us so let's be committed to him
i believe if we will take time to invest and delight and dwell in our god that he will ignite those passions and those yes and we will abound in his christ and we will be committed our hearts and our hands will be moving in the right direction and i believe will see miracles happen in twenty seventeen that we never even expected a man i even aside you for listening to the julian podcast help us continue to share the message of hope with those all over the world visit at dot com give hope to give a gift today thanks for listening to the podcast be sure to subscribe so you can get all of the latest messages know that we pray for you god bless you
Transcript generated on 2019-12-01.