Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
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I felt myself lingering over the phrase: "desires of your heart." Though I don't spend much time thinking about it, the answer to that question has certainly changed over the years. My heart's desires have moved through the immediate, urgencies of childhood, the angst of teenage longing for freedom, the grandeur of wanting to change the world in young adulthood, and the practicalities of being a grown-up. I used to long for the biggest box of crayons. I still want to change the world. Until then, I would love for more time to sit in a creaky bar, over a heavy wooden table and have a cold long-neck beer with a good friend. Those are the moments that I discover the wall between heaven and earth very thin and I learn again what it feels like to trust God.
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Holy God, I don't think I ever thanked you for those crayons. Amen.