Thursday, March 5, 2009

Delights, Desires and Dreams

Can dreams really come true? Is there really a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Can you expect for your prince charming in shining armor to come on a white horse and sweep you off your feet to take you as his bride? According to my daughter Kristina and the holy scripture, the answer is yes and amen. If you can imagine it then it is more than possible.
Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
If you can believe it then you can receive it.
Mar 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
My daughters Karla and Kristina always tell the single girls that the only way to get the man of their dreams is by learning to wait. They tell them to never settle for second best and to never awaken love before it's time. In order for that to happen they say, "wait."
Lam 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
God is not only good to those who wait on him and seek him but his plan for your life is even better than and beyond your wildest imagination and dreams.
1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
The only problem is that Satan also has a plan. His plan is to get you to hate and blame God because he knows that God's plan is conditioned upon you having a love affair with him.
1Co 2:9 ...the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
The other reason Satan wants to veer you from God's plan is because he can hurt God at his weakest point and that is that God desires nothing more than your happiness.
Psa 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
You can desire many things but that which you love the most becomes your delight. According to the dictionary there is a difference between delight and desire.
Desire is all that you wish or long for
Delight is limited to the one and only thing out of your desires that brings you the highest degree of pleasure, enjoyment and joy
A brand new Bentley may be something that you desire but it will never have what it takes to become your delight. A charming prince may be your desire but he will fall short of becoming your delight.

God wants to become the source of your fulfillment. God so badly wants to take you into your dreamland but he must first be convinced that the desires of your heart will never become the delight of your heart.
Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Some people make the mistake of assuming that the thing they desire will become their delight but once they reach the top they find out that there is nothing there.
1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
I always tell the story of NASA. Did you know that their mission is to find the answer to life's problems on earth somewhere out in space? I believe they will one day find a way to travel through space beyond the speed of light but they will run out of gas and fall about a mile short of heavens gates.
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
God is likened unto a responsible parent who does not allow her child to spoil her appetite by snacking before the meal is served. It teaches you to appreciate feasting on that which is good for you so that you don't indulge in the things that are bad for you. Children that are taught to eat their vegetables, fruits, high fiber foods, natural foods and low to no sugar cereals develop a taste for it.

I would always strive to keep candy, ice cream and soda out of my home. As a result, my 21 year old son, to this day has no appetite for those things at all. My eldest daughter mostly eats vegetables and my middle daughter eats small portions of healthy food at appropriate times.

Since I changed my eating habits 15 years ago, I can now appreciate the natural sugars in most foods without having to add processed sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

Waiting requires for you to change your counterfiet sources of happiness and entertainment for the the true source. The reason you are even in the waiting room in the first place is because you have admitted to yourself that the world has nothing to offer. You have been there and done that. You are not interested in the things you are leaving behind and are looking for something even greater.

Being in a desert or a wilderness experience is the best way to describe the idea of waiting. The place you are in is a place of famine and drought. Being there keeps you thirsty and hungry. It keeps you from spoiling your appetite so that you can realize that the best thing in life is to be completely immersed in God and all his ways.
Joh 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Waiting allows you to appreciate the wondrous presence of God. It allows you to feast on his Word as though your life depended on it. He becomes your delight. It is during times of waiting that you discover how vital, precious and delightful it is to walk with the Lord.
Psa 42:1 As the deer panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
Dessert is always delicious after a meal. Let your delight in God be your main course meal and let the desires of your heart be your dessert. Then sit back and watch your dreams come true.