There is a beautiful promise in Psalm 37: Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart (v.4). It is, perhaps, legitimate to translate this as meaning not only the fulfillment of our desires, but even the inspiration of our desires, the inbreathing of His thoughts into us so that our prayers shall be in accord with His will and bring back to us the unfailing answer of His mighty providence.

via Simpson Devotional.

Textually, this idea may not be the best, though it is possible. NET translates the phrase about God giving the desires of the heart this way, “he will answer your prayers.” Continue reading

Sunday – As promised, Luciano and Helmo picked me up at dona Zeze’s house this morning at 7:30 a.m., and off we went to the beach. It was overcast and rainy, but the weather did not deter us. They decided to take me to Porto de Galinhas, a well-known tourist spot with excellent beaches, about an hour from Prazeres. Continue reading