Hi there, David here.
This week we have been reflecting on delight and desire. To recap Psalm 37:3-4 says this:
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
There is a mystery hidden deep within every heart. This beautiful mystery beckons us. It cries out in our discontent, from the depths of our dissatisfaction. It softly whispers in the fog of our forgotten dreams. Dreams once full of purpose, desire and greatness. It captivates us and suggests that there must be more to life, so much more. We often catch fleeting glimpses of this mystery, but struggle to put words to it. This mystery quietly moulds and shapes our lives, day after day.
Many seasons may pass until this mystery resurfaces again. At times it haunts you, other times it sets your heart on fire. What you do know is that each time it returns you recognise it as your nemesis, the unfulfilled longing in your heart. This hidden secret, this beautiful mystery is your search for your own meaning that has been set and formed in your heart from the beginning of time.
Do you want to live the life you have been designed for? Have you been seeking this life you were born for, but it eludes you? Do you want to discover this secret? Do you dare to believe in your own beautiful mystery?
There is good news. You are not alone. Everyone is searching for their own beautiful mystery; everyone is longing to discover the secret desire of their heart.
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart;
yet no one can fathom what God has done
from beginning to end.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:10-12
Our lives are full of twists and turns, long straight roads, mountains and deep valleys. You will recognise this journey as it is has all the familiar signposts of faith and doubt, of opportunity and regret, of hope and failure. It is a journey of paradox. We all travel this same road.
Some questions for you to consider this week:
1. What have you heard whispered to you over the years about the desires in your heart?
2. What fleeting moments of clarity to you recall?
3. Have you asked God about the desires in your heart?
4. What will you do with the answer?
5. Who do you need help from?
6. What is the first thing you will do once you know?
This week my friend, sit back and let God whisper softly to you of his extreme and relentless love. Your heart will open. God will lead you closer to the desire of your heart, your own beautiful mystery. This is God’s desire for you. May you lose and find yourself in God’s words. Dare to dream and experience this secret mystery. Discover the beautiful mystery of what God has set in your heart. You will never be the same.