I’m counting down the days until my oldest daughter turns 14 years old.
I have to say my mind has been reminiscing on how life was just 14 years ago. It seems like such a long time ago, but really it’s not.
I had my daughter when I was only 16 years old. I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with her, my life had changed. My husband (who was my boyfriend at the time) said he was so amazed at the transformation I made when I found out I was pregnant. Truly my heart was never the same again.
I think as parents we can all relate to how our heart changes when we become a mom or a dad. You can’t go through this process without having a changed heart if you truly love your child…
That’s the way it is with God and when we truly delight in Him. A heart that is delighted in Him is a heart that is transformed. People will SEE your heart for the Lord and they will SEE that HE is the one who truly matters in your Life.
I wrote before that we don’t obey God to “prove” our love for Him, but instead out of our love for Him we have an obedient heart.
It was out of my love for my daughter that I transformed my life, I wanted to be the mother she deserved. Of course I’m human and I have failed many, many times, but my love for her keeps me moving towards a life where I’m willing to make sacrifices for her (and her little brother and sister) to be the mother that God created me to be.
When our heart is delighted in Him we love Him so much that our life is transformed. Sure we will fail many, many times. But our delight in HIM will keep us moving forward to living a life worthy of the call He has placed on our heart, and in the process we He will give us the desires of our heart….