Since Christmas I have been very much aware that my time here at Bethel is coming to an end, with just over 3 more months left of second year. My time in the States is drawing to a close after living over here for six years, and in June I’ll be heading back to Scotland before getting married in November. So, what’s next for me after Bethel? When I moved to Colorado in 2007, I had no real intention of returning to Scotland, until I came to Bethel almost two years ago. Since then, God has really put Scotland on my heart and I have such a desire and longing to see the country transformed and revived with a powerful move of God. I will miss this country, and will try to visit regularly, and maybe one day God will have me back over here. But for this next season of life, Scotland will be my focus.
Many people have been asking me what I plan on doing when returning to Scotland, and so far my answers have been a little hazy, with me being uncertain of what exactly I will do upon arriving back to the homeland. And then the other day, while having some time with Jesus, I felt prompted to write down exactly what I want to do when I move back. Psalm 37:4 tells us to take delight in the Lord and He will give us the desires of our hearts. God was telling me to be specific. For God to give us the desires of our hearts, perhaps we need to be a little more specific.
I heard a story of a fellow student who wanted a specific white car, and while at home for Christmas she continued to believe God would provide her with the car. She had no ticket and no way of returning to class, but had faith that God would give her the desires of her heart. She announced to her family that she would leave on a certain day, and the day before her scheduled departure, she began to pack her bags, still with no car and no way of getting back to California. The next day the door bell rang, and as she opened the door she was greeted by a group of friends who were busy holding cameras to capture her reaction as they gave her their car. The white car she had specifically asked God for. God wants to give us the desires of our hearts, so what are your desires?
If we fully trust in the Lord, take delight in Him and have relationship with Him, why wouldn’t He want to give us all we ask for? He is a God of abundance who wants to lavishly give us all our hearts desires. I am believing for the exact type of church position I wrote down the other day. What are the desires of your heart? Why not tell God. See what happens.