God has such a funny sense of humor. I think He just smiles when He looks down from Heaven & surprises people.... like me. I just realized this past week that God has given me the desire of my heart - with a twist.
The desire of my heart has always been to live on a lake. Not the ocean, a lake. I love the sound of the water lapping the shoreline. It is so incredibly soothing to me. A little over ten years ago, I took a little camping trip, all by myself and ended up along the shores of Lake Erie. I spent those few days, in prayer & contemplation. It was the most relaxing & comforting time I can remember. I collected cobblestones along the shoreline & now have a bowl of them in my bedroom. Whenever I need that incredible peace & comfort, I hold those stones & it takes me right back to that moment in time.
Anyhow, in the past few years whenever I've walked the shores of a lake, I get this twist in my heart & I send up a prayer that let's God know that this is still a 'desire of my heart'. Recently - in the past year, it's gotten even more 'urgent', to the point of driving near a lake & seeing the clouds or sun on the water almost make me want to cry. It's so beautiful & I long to relax by the water & hear it.
Little did I realize how God would answer my prayer. No, we're not moving, no we did not buy lakefront property. Do you recall how I mentioned that we'd been given an above ground pool? We just had to move it - which we did. About 3 days ago, it was finally filled to the correct level. I was sitting on the patio and looking at the sun reflecting off the wind-rippled water.... and it hit me..... God gave me the desire of my heart - only with a twist ('cause He's a funny guy & loves to make His children smile). I didn't need to have a spot on a lake (although that would be nice too) to feel that peace & relaxation - I just needed to see water rippling & hear it lapping. He knew that a pool would work for me. That I would be just as blessed and happy & thankful with a small 'body of water'. And I am.
What twisted-desire of your heart has God blessed you with lately?
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