“Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
(Psalm chapter 37, verse 4)
What’s my heart’s desire, Lord?
Your heart’s desire is for relationship, and the freedom to be vulnerable, sincere and understood, that comes with it.
That’s why you long to see Me, and know me, because you want to trust Me. You want to be vulnerable in My presence & reveal the true you, without fear or shame or rejection. You long for relationship - to be known and accepted for who I created you to be, and to be able to rest in that security.
You want to allow Me to shine light in the areas of your heart that need healing, but you don’t know Me well enough to trust My hand in the process. You want to know My heart for you, so that you can walk and rest in that trust, and in that intimacy - that you long to have with Me.
Your heart’s desire is for relationship. And so is Mine. I long for relationship with you, where I can be vulnerable and share My heart with you, and trust you with My secrets. I affirm your desire for relationship as good. It is not inferior, weak, sappy, or broken - even if it does come from a broken place.
I love you and I reach out for intimacy with you from a place of brokenness as well. My heart and body was broken for you, to facilitate the reality of the intimate relationship we both yearn for.
I won’t lead you on, and I won’t let you down. I do not think you’re too much, and I never weary of you, your voice or your presence. I am passionately in love with you, and every whisper of yours thrills my heart. I am never bored of you, I will never get bored with you.
I will satisfy your desire in the deepest way, and I will give you other relationships to help in the process. I will satisfy you with good things- I will give you deep relationships that reveal My heart for you, that will sharpen you, and spur you on to growth in the deeper things of Me.
I have prepared a family for you, and I will place you in it - and you will belong, even as you already belong in Me, and to Me.
You are Mine and I am yours.
There is much more that I long to tell you - things that are too much for you to bear right now, but the Advocate, the Spirit of Truth will guide you into all Truth at the appointed times, and He will teach you of Me. He will love you, and reveal Me in all My fullness and glory, to you, my beloved daughter and bride.
Oh Abba, thank you for knowing me. Thank you for knowing my heart which is often a mystery to me, and can be so confusing. Thank you for testing the thoughts and attitudes of my heart. Thank you that I am bare before You to whom I must give account. Even dark isn’t dark to You, Abba.
Thank you for not rejecting me - even though you see the ugly and sinfulness inside of me. Thank you for being committed to me and to my sanctification. You are faithful! Thank You, Jesus!
Thank you, Lover of my soul. Thank you and amen to Your ways and plans for me. Oh how I long to see You and be at rest. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for never leaving me alone. Thank you for being with me, and indwelling my spirit. How You love me! Thank You for Your patience and gentleness with me. Beautiful God! Oh! A bruised reed indeed you will never crush, and a smouldering wick You, indeed, will never put out!
Thank you Jesus.
Francesca is a daughter, friend, avid reader, attorney-at-law, and porridge connoisseur. She enjoys Jesus and fulfilling His purposes for her life on Earth.
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Francesca Tavares (West Indies) is a daughter, sister, friend, avid reader, attorney-at-law, and porridge connoisseur. She enjoys Jesus and fulfilling His purposes for her life on Earth.