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Desires and Destiny – Wednesday July 1 Devotions

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Happy July 1st–the beginning of the second half of 2015–and hopefully a return to regular blogging as I am on the other side of my recovery schedule after my hand surgery on May 14th.

 

It’s a rainy Wednesday here in Maine…thunderstorms, even! July is getting off to an interesting start.

 

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So here we go, back to blogging with daily devotional shares!

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“Lord, thank You that You love me deeply and tenderly. You are compassionate and gracious, full of lovingkindness, ready to forgive, patiently considerate, and generous beyond imagining.

 

You desire my love and rejoice to do good things for me. You delight to give me the desires of my heart as I delight myself in You. How precious is Your love to me, O God! I sing for joy as I take refuge in the shadow of Your wings!”

 

–Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise”

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“If we know what is right, but insist on doing wrong, our actions may still lead us to miss out on the abundant life God has for us on earth. Follow the law of the Spirit, and you will remain completely free from the law of sin and death.

 

The Holy Spirit will lead you into holiness, into righteousness, and into the complete destiny that God has for your life.

 

God’s will for you is greater than anything you can imagine for yourself. Be willing to obey God even when you don’t understand what He is doing with you.”

 

–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”

 

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-1- I am so thankful that God is compassionate and truly wants to bless me with the desires of my heart that are in line with His will.

 

-2- This devotional  reminds me of a statement my hubby keeps saying: “You have to consider the risk vs. the reward.” Deciding to follow our own will, or God’s will, for our lives…seems it’s less risky and more rewarding to obey and follow God’s will, especially when–as the first devotional said–He wants to grant us the desires of our hearts.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you believe God wants to give you the desires of your heart?

 

Do you agree that it’s better to follow God’s will than your own, because His will is even greater than what you can imagine? I know I have some big dreams!!

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Remember that you can read Psalms and Proverbs to accompany each day on my page, Daily Scripture Readings. AND you have an opportunity to put compassion into action–whether through praying, sharing the linked causes, and/or donating. Also, please let me know if you know of or have a legitimate cause that I could add to this page.

 

7 Comments

  1. Alana

    It is easy for me to forget the simple beauty in what sometimes seems like a non stop series of obligations and projects. So thank you for reminding me to stare out the window and see the beauty of the sun finally shining after several days of rain.

    01 . Jul . 2015
  2. Francene Stanley

    Nothing makes you appreciate everyday life more than when you can’t involve yourself. I’m so glad you’re on the road to recovery.

    02 . Jul . 2015
  3. Sophie Bowns

    Hello, I haven’t posted on here for a while.
    I’m glad to hear that you’re recovering.

    02 . Jul . 2015
  4. Tina

    It’s nice to hear that you are recovering

    02 . Jul . 2015
  5. Carrie Tripp

    I’m glad your healing is progressing! Welcome back to the blogging world. We would love it if you would share this post with the #TheocentricThursdays blog hop! 😀

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Carrie

    02 . Jul . 2015
  6. Eydie

    Happy to hear that you are on the mend.

    I’d like to believe that it’s a combination of living life my way and God’s way. He gave me the gift of having my own mind and the good sense to manage my own life. He made me a “take charge” kind of gal — and why waste that gift.

    02 . Jul . 2015
  7. Melinda

    So glad you are on the road to recovery and back to blogging. I believe that as we surrender more to Christ, the desires of our hearts grow more and more to be what God knows is best for us.

    03 . Jul . 2015

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