In the spring of 2006, I became disenchanted with life in general. My hope for the future was lost, and my desire for relationships faded. Even my heart for the Lord seemed faded, at best.
Early one morning in the waking hours of the day, I picked up the scriptures and began to read, not just read, but meditate on the scriptures and the goodness of God. What followed was an awakening. I read Psalm after Psalm and started writing down the meditations as I read.
You are about to read the first in a series of these meditations. I call them Meditations of a Common Man because sometimes I'm a simple guy with a simple lifestyle.
I desire that these meditations will draw you closer to God and that as I was drawn close to a loving Father, you too will find a refueled faith in a living God.
YOUR DESIRE (taken from Psalm 21:1-5)
Liberate my requests, Father!
When you show me my genuine desire,
That one thing,
I can make requests from a knowing heart.
A heart of desire.
Not demanding of you my petty personal wants,
But drawing from what is in your heart.
Make my requests so full of your desire,
So full of you and your ways,
That my requests will not be withheld.
Let me know you so well,
That I will not hesitate to pray for what you want.
My Friend -
How to Use Meditations of a Common Man
The sole intent of Meditations of a Common Man is to delight in God and to come away renewed in heart, mind, body, and spirit. As you read, you will find yourself drawn to a word or phrase that I have written or from the scripture. When you come to these moments, rest in them, and take time to ponder. This is the point where you begin to meditate.