Matching Our Desires with God’s Desires

At the point of writing Psalm 132, David has gone through many hardships but has done great things for the Lord. Now he desires to build a house in which the ark may be placed since it was for many years in a secluded field near a city about ten miles outside Jerusalem called Kiriath- Jearim. David had a plan to build a house were the Spirit of God could live but God had another plan; living not in a building but in our hearts.

Our desires must match God’s desires. When we wake up each day, it is good to set aside a time to plan out our day with Him. His Spirit desires to live in our hearts but the question is do we desire to let Him in and follow His directions. Do we believe that God’s promises are being fulfilled now and will be in the future? Like David, we can desire to fulfill a purpose God has for us by praying about it and following. We are in control of being faithful but let God be in control of being successful.

With Jesus, the Holy Spirit lives in us as this video affirms: Your Presence is Heaven – Israel & New Breed. Have a blessed day with God! 🙂



For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. – Matthew 7:8

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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8 Responses to Matching Our Desires with God’s Desires

  1. Mick Turner says:

    Hi Mark:

    I enjoyed your blog post very much and I also noticed that your posts appear over on Methoblog: Musings from the Methodist World. My articles sometime show up over there as well. Wishing you and yours the best and may God bless….

    Mick Turner

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  3. Deborah says:

    Hi Mark,
    It’s interesting, isn’t it, that God may have far greater plans for us than we can foresee, if only we trust Him and go His way. So often I get bogged down in what I think must be best, until God gets my attention and shows me His desire is actually in another direction.

  4. Amen! Indeed “We are in control of being faithful but let God be in control of being successful.”

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

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