Scripture for Today: Isaiah 26:8 “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You; Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.”
I am amazed to see the variety and quantity of heart shaped boxes of chocolate displayed on the shelves for Valentine’s day! I am a recovering “chocoholic” so I dare not linger long in front of those tempting displays! If addiction means intense craving, loss of control, or continued use despite negative consequences, than that could be me if I am not careful! According to the Nielson consumer study group, in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, 58 million pounds of chocolate are sold! There is something about that “dark master…the cocoa bean” that creates strong desire!
Our verse for today mentions a desire of the heart. It is much deeper than any other desire. A desire for God’s glory completely changes a life. Wanting His name to be known means saying,”Yes, Lord” to what He asks of us. Wanting His name to be more prominent than our own means we will follow Him. His glory in our lives will be evident by the way we walk, following His commandments.
The best way my husband loves me is when he praises me to others! In turn, I honor him at every opportunity. I want him to be recognized for all his hard work and sacrifice. It is the same principle with our Lord. We show Him that we love Him when we praise Him to others! We show we are jealous for His name and glory when we walk in a way that honors Him. It is the best way I can love my Lord.
Lord, You are the desire of my heart! Help me to live that truth today!