Monday, April 21, 2008

A Humble Desire

LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear. Psalm 10:17

(A rose blooming in our yard. This beautiful photo was taken by my younger sister. )
"A humble desire is one which leaves everything in God's hands. The man who has it says, 'Now, though I desire this, it may be it is not a right desire. Lord, I desire only to desire what I ought to desire! My desire is that Your desire should be written on my heart, that I may desire what You desire.' Your will be done in my soul, in my body, in my circumstances, and in me, in all respects."

-Charles H. Spurgeon

7 comments:

Anna Naomi said...

The rose is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it and the great quote.

lemons to lemonade said...

Thanks for the reminder. This is a beautiful photo.

Rebekah said...

That is one gorgeous rose! It's been quite a while since I visited. You've done a lot of work -- the blog is beautiful!

Lady Ruth Ann said...

That is a lovely picture of the rose. :) Red roses are so pretty!! And the quote is SO GOOD and encouraging. Wow...if I always had that "humble desire" that Charles Spurgeon speaks of!! Oh Lord, teach me to be like You!! :)

Thank you so much for sharing Emily!! :) On a different note...I put a letter in the mail today headed your way!! You've been so patient...and I'm sorry it's taken so long!!

Love you!!
Ruth Ann

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

I'm looking forward to getting your letter Ruth Ann!!! :) :) I know what it's like being busy and not having the time to respond to letters (and emails) at times. :)

~Bryant said...

"My desire is that Your desire should be written on my heart, that I may desire what You desire."
Beautiful, challenging!
Thank you for sharing it!

simplysanctified said...

That photo is GORGEOUS!!! :)