God’s word tells us that He will give us the desires of our hearts. This does not mean that every single thing we desire will be given to us. No, if we read the verses above that verse we will see that the Word tells us “trust in the Lord and do good, dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness…” THEN He will give you the desires of your heart. As I mediated on this word, I began to really notice the word cultivate. (This is, by the way, why God tells us to meditate on His word, not just skim through it out of duty. Things sink in that way). Cultivate means “to nurture; to grow or tend” If we nurture faithfulness….if we do the things of God, even when everything and every force of hell is against us, then He will do what He says He will. You see, we have no testimony if there is no test. You will never know He is faithful without a trial. You will never know He is a deliverer unless you call on Him. You will never know He is a healer unless you are ill. We have to go through trials. This is true. BUT, if you cultivate your faithfulness and remain true, He WILL give you the desires of your heart.
Last August, I felt that I needed to go back to school. I finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grow up. I want to be a Christian Psychologist. I knew that I had to go to a private Christian university to do this. So, I began my search and then my application process at what is one of the best universities around now; Southeastern University. I got accepted. My next step was financial aid. Got that done with no problems. From the time I began the process to now has been smooth. I even had favor and got my application fee of $200.00 waived! I have worked my tail off and put in a lot of hours a week in studies. Top that with working full time, being a mom to 2 teens, a wife, a worship leader, and a youth pastor and you have one busy woman. But you know what? God gives me endurance. God gives me enough time to get it all done. He can after all, hold the sun in place if He needs to. I have not neglected any part of my life, I simply get it done. School is a desire of my heart and God, seeing my faithfulness for many years, gave it to me. I have to do my part and work hard, but He set it all in motion. Awesome! I just found out today that I have made the dean’s list! What an amazing accomplishment! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
What are the desires of your heart? Have you shown faithfulness? If you have, keep cultivating it, keep doing good. He will give you the desires of your heart that line up with His will….