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Story of Israel Trip – I didn’t realize that going to Israel was a desire of my heart until everything unfolded. The dream. 9-11 etc.
I was searching the Word for confirmation that I was to go (right after 9-11 attack) and I stumbled upon these words “go up to Bethlehem and worship with the saints”… I closed my bible and then went to open it again to find a scripture reference, and I’ve never found that particular scripture to this day…
People told me that I wouldn’t go, word came back to me that I wouldn’t go and said I will be so disappointed when I don’t go.
Let me tell you about the trip itself $300 Australian Dollars for the ENTIRE trip – I was away for a month in total 15th September – 2nd October in Israel and then 2 weeks in the UK.
Psalm 37:4New King James Version (NKJV)
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
So, what does that mean? That everything you WANT God will grant you? NO… He shall give you the DESIRES of your heart.
It’s not that we think, Oh Lord, I’d like a new 812 Superfast Berlinetta, 6.5 litre V12, 6,496cc, with a maximum speed of 340km/h and does 0-100km in 2.9 sec…oh by the way, that’s the brand new, latest model Ferrari with a cost of approx. ½ million dollars. That’s NOT a heart’s desire…that’s a WANT!!!
But when we truly rejoice or “delight” in the eternal things of God, OUR desires will begin to parallel HIS desires.
You see, sometimes, I don’t even think we know what our heart’s desires are, sometimes I believe they are so deep in our hearts, that when something happens we look back and realize that was a desire of our hearts.
Matthew 6:33New King James Version (NKJV)
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
1 Timothy 6:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 John 2:15-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
We will never be deeply fulfilled or “happy” with the things this world has to offer. If we place our joy and hope in God first, He will meet all of our needs. He will even grant our wants, as our hearts’ desires begin to match up with His will. If we truly place priority on the Lord, chances are our heart’s greatest desire will not be a brand new Ferrari, but eternal treasures in Christ.
This world can never satisfy our deepest longings, but if we choose to delight in God’s way, He will always provide above and beyond our expectations.
John 4:14 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”