God desires that we delight in him. So many problems in the world would be solved if we delighted more often in him. God promised that if you “Delight yourself in the Lord…he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). As you delight in God, your desires begin to reflect his desires. The desires of your heart will align with His desires. One of the primary desires God has for his people is to be unified together. At times we must agree to disagree but a group can still unified in disagreement because the foundation that holds the unity together is a love for God and commitment to love each other. The secret to unity is to listen for God’s desires; to desire him and always be willing to align with his desires.
Listen as Sherry shares experiences in her life that confirm delighting in God brings forth the desires of your heart.
Joseph was the eleventh son of Israel and his older brothers hated him. The life of Joseph is known for oppression and injustice because of the evil he suffered at the hands of his own brothers and the government officials of Egypt (the land to where he was sold as a slave). At the same time, his story is known for God’s providential control and how he crafts his master plan throughout a person’s life no matter what trials occur. Joseph was a dreamer and a visionary. God gave him dreams and Joseph was excited by those dreams. Even when evil attempted to thwart him, Joseph’s story is summarized by “and Joseph dreamed again.” Joseph kept his eyes and mind on God’s promises even when everyone told him that his dreams were just foolish day dreams.
Listen as Casey finds encouragement in how Joseph responded when life told him that God’s dreams for him weren’t possible.