Saturday, 28 May 2011

Psalm 37:4

Psalm 37:4

Fix your eyes on the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

This statement is a promise from God, a promise that God will give you the desires of your heart.

I am so thankful to God that he keeps his promises. I have always had a desire to preach and have talked to God about this desire many times. I realised this morning that God has been so faithful with this desire he has provided me with so many opportunities to preach to so many different people. I would like to list some opportunities God has given me to fulfil this desire so that you can see how faithful he is.

The entire of Garth school over 1000 students - told them how a God has supernaturally provided for me and can do the same for them.

Life group - 6 passionate young people - talked about light always conquers darkness

Kerith Academy - 9 people who have given up a year to serve the church.

LIFE - An army of young people who want to change the world for God's glory.

Oakwood - 50 young people who are seriously searching

Next Steps - Unpacking the word of God with 40 young people

Kerith Community Church - got to speak at the baptism service, this is exciting because there were people there who have never heard or thought about Jesus before

Kerith Melle (In France) - a new but passionate church.

California - Get to travel with an outstanding man of God and have the chance to speak to some american young people

I tell you all these thing not to show how much I get to preach but to show that God is faithful in his promises! He is! There is no question, no dispute. It's a promise. It happens.

However at this point we need to realise the first part of the verse, fix your eyes on the lord. This is so key if we want to God to provide the desires of our hearts, we can't expect God to just give us what we desire if we aren't going to listen to him or follow him or ultimately love him. We need to keep ourselves fixed on the lord! Most of time we want to do this but we just don't know what fixing our eyes on him means, do we just look into the sky all day?! Something I found that helps me is by looking at the rest of Psalm 37 because there are key words in the psalm which give us a clue about what fixing your eyes on the Lord could entail. Take a look.

trusting, delighting, committing, being still, waiting patiently, not being jealous, doing good, hoping in God, enjoying peace, being humble, being content, taking risks, being generous, doing good again, speaking and living justice, not being afraid, refraining from anger, seeking God's wisdom and following his law.

If you don't know whether you are fixing your eyes on the lord then look at these words and phrases and then look at your life and see if you feel you are living these out.

We can't expect Biblical promises if we don't live out Biblical principals!

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