After reading my daily Bible reading plan this morning, I felt as if I needed more. So I randomly venture to the book of Colossians.
As I’m reading, I’m dozing in and out of consciousness with my bible app opened to Colossians. As I was nodding off, I heard the Holy Spirit ask, “Melissa, what is your heart’s desire?”
Immediately, I thought of all my prayer requests for my children, my husband, my finances, opportunities to speak, book sales.
With my eyes closed and fighting sleep, I thought, “My heart desires many things.”
Psalms 34:7 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
This morning, He did exactly that. He showed me what I truly desired. He helped me wade through the band-aid fixes I thought I wanted to see my true heart’s desire.
What is my heart’s desire? In a nutshell, more of Him. What Paul prayed for the church at Colosse, I want for the church that is me. As I read Colossians 1:9-11, the Holy Spirit showed me my heart’s desire.
My heart’s desire is to be filled with wisdom and to understand the things of the Spirit.
My heart’s desire is to display admirable character, moral character and moral integrity.
My heart’s desire is to please Him in all I do.
My heart’s desire is to bear fruit in every good work -seeing people healed, free, saved.
My heart’s desire is to grow in the knowledge of God with deeper faith, clearer insight, and fervent love for God and for people.
My heart’s desire is to be strengthened and invigorated with His explosive power flowing through me into others.
My heart’s desire is to be patient with joy and cultivate a thankful heart.
As I have more of Him, everything else will fall into place. Lord, give me a greater capacity to have more of you. Grant me my heart’s desire.
“We pray that you would walk in the ways of true righteousness, pleasing God in every good thing you do. Then you’ll become fruit-bearing branches, yielding to his life, and maturing in the rich experience of knowing God in his fullness! And we pray that you would be energized with all his explosive power from the realm of his magnificent glory, filling you with great hope.”
Colossians 1:10-11 TPT