Lately, (actually for quite some time now) I have been asking God to give me the desires of his heart. I want my family to be well and healthy, I want to not worry about my kids, the checkbook, what to cook for dinner tonight. I’d love to have a new car, actually a car of my own, one I didn’t have to share with the rest of my family. I want to repaint the house, get a new couch instead of the worn out one I have. I would really like not to get caught up in the comparison game we woman always do….. but these are the desires of my heart, not God’s. So in my quiet time today here’s what I read. James 1:27. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. Wow, now if that doesn’t get to the core of what God desires. Help each other, take care of each other and don’t get caught up in the world’s desires. Pretty convicting huh? So coupled with this new found scripture, asking God to show me how and where and who he wants me to love I open my email and there is a blog post from (in)courage.com It’s from Ann Voscamp, whose blog is A Holy Experience.
You have to read this post. It will change you….it did me.