How did you come up with the name, His Heart, My Desire, as the name of your writing ministry?
In 2004, I was at my first writer’s conference and as I met so many new friends, I noticed many had names for their ministry and website, etc. That was one of the many things I had never even thought about in this new world of writing.
In my quiet time that evening, I asked the Lord to show me what He wanted me to do with this desire I had to write. I threw in my other question; “Is there a name or tagline that I should have for my writing ministry?” What I heard next was…..crickets. Then I fell into a peaceful sleep. Does that happen to you, too?
The next day while sitting in a workshop, the words, His Heart, My Desire, popped in my head. I wrote it down and read it over and over the next couple of days. I knew that was my theme for my writing. Since that day, I claimed, His Heart, My Desire as my theme and have never thought another thing about it because I knew it was from the Lord.
My purpose in writing is to encourage women to strive to have a heart like His in our everyday living.
That’s great, Beverly, but what exactly does His Heart, My Desire mean?
Since the day that I became a Christian at the age of 14, I have strived (notice I didn’t say successfully) to live my life according to the Bible, which is God’s letter to you and I. It is filled with examples of how to live a life that honors and glorifies Him. Because of our sin nature, we will never have a heart as pure as His, but we can strive and do our best.
“Therefore, be imitators of God as dear children.” –Ephesians 5:1 (NKJV)
I like how the Phillips translation has this verse:
“As children copy their fathers, you, as God’s children, are to copy him.” –Ephesians 5:1
Some of the attributes of God’s Heart that we can strive to imitate are:
A Loving Heart
A Kind Heart
A Peaceful Heart
A Righteous Heart
A Compassionate Heart
A Wise Heart
A Truthful Heart
A Heart of Humility
Is there a certain attribute of God’s heart that you are struggling with or that you have improved on? If you don’t want to post it in the comment section, please feel free to email me. (click on the sparkly gold button in the right-hand sidebar at the top.)
Thank you for taking the time to read my post today and I will let you know when my e-book is ready on this very subject, His Heart, My Desire! I’m so excited to share more with you and in more detail!