Desires of My Heart Devotional Book and Scripture Necklace Giveaway

One thing that really stands out to me about women (and maybe just people in general, but I notice it strongly in myself and my own gender) is that we crave control.

We want things to go our way. In our time. According to our desires.

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

When I was younger, I used to naively think that this meant we could get the things that we wanted if we just did our best to serve and love God. The right husband, the perfect children and family, stable finances, a lovely home, a peaceful life.

The older I get and the more life experiences I walk through, I realize that the point of this verse is far more about delighting in the Lord and having our wills conformed to His, rather than having our every whim fulfilled. In fact, I can pretty much guarantee you that life will not go the way that you or I desire. There will be pain, loss, frustration, disappointment, confusion, difficulty, trials, heartache- the results of living in a sin-saturated, broken world as broken people.

What does it mean to truly delight in the Lord and submit our wills and desires to Him fully?

This is a question that Heather Bixler struggled with herself, and as she walked her own journey of learning to pry her fingers open from the things that she desired, and allow the Lord to show her what it meant to delight herself in Him alone, she realized that she needed to share it with others.

The fruit of her journey has been the 47-page ebook devotional, Desires of My Heart, based on Psalm 37:4. It’s not as much a Bible study as it is an exploration of these issues (control, pride, humility, fear, faith, brokenness, intimacy with God), how they affect of us, testimonies of faith from other women, and encouragement to examine your own heart and learn to say “yes” to what the Lord has for you, as you drink deep of the peace and joy that comes from delighting solely in Him.

Get Your Own Copy for $0.99!

To keep it affordable and accessible to anyone, Heather has generously kept the price at a mere $0.99 (regular $2.99)! At that price, anyone can pick up a copy of this to use for their morning or evening devotions, or simply something that you read slowly as you allow God to work in your heart.

It is available in PDF ebook, Kindle and Nook formats. You can purchase it here.

*And just a note that if you happen to win the book, you’ll receive a refund for your purchase of the book, so don’t let that stop you from getting it if you’re interested!*

Enter to Win a Copy Plus a Hand-Stamped Necklace!

She is also giving away two copies of  the Desires of My Heart ebook for my readers, and each copy will include a beautiful hand-stamped necklace with a cross and the words Psalm 37:4 (value $30).

Here’s how to get entered (remember to leave a separate comment for each entry):

1. Tell me why you’d like to win this ebook, or if you’re willing to get a bit more personal, an area where you struggle with really trusting in the Lord and giving up control.

2. Follow Desires of My Heart on Facebook or Twitter.

3. Subscribe to Keeper of the Home by RSS feed or by email (and be entered to win our monthly email subscriber-only giveaways!).

4. Share about this giveaway through your blog or favorite social media (find us on Facebook and Twitter here).

Giveaway has now ended.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review. This post was generously sponsored by Heather Bixler and the book Desires of my Heart.

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. I’m a subscriber!

  2. I follow you on facebook!

  3. I’d love to win this for one specific reason:
    My son was born 6 months ago with some digestive issues. He’s my 3rd son. He is a terrible sleeper, doesn’t really want to do anything but be held because of the pain he’s in, and, as a result, I feel like I’ve lost my identity. I have guilt because I’m not able to be a “keeper of my home.” This book would be great for me and the struggles I am going through. I must submit to the will of the Lord that I may continue on and fight strength in Him. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Oh yes and I am a subscriber!

  5. These are great prizes, thanks for the giveway! I was telling someone recently that I used to think I was a capable, strong person. The mere thought makes me laugh now. I thought I was strong in my own strength and the Lord has shown me clearly, yet tenderly, that I am nothing without Him. I would read Psalm 37:4 as a teenager and dream of a perfect husband and family. Now the verse is so much more dear to me and He has showed me that nothings compares to knowing Him. Even while I write this post I am thinking of how I can win the giveaway in my own strength, and He is reminding me that its not me! It is a constant struggle. To have the necklace around my neck would be a physical reminder of my Savior and the things he has taught me in my life. And the devotional sounds wonderful, submitting my will can be such a struggle!

  6. Buffi HinkerMiller says:

    Recently we have been struggling with our youngest to do what is expected. I have been praying for patience and to be more loving, but it can be so frustrating. The book would give ideas and the necklace something tangible to remind me that God has bigger plans.

  7. I am a subsciber! I would love this book because I can not trust the Lord in all areas of my life depending on circumstances. It is sad but I do start to doubt & try to depend on myself or someone else in times of doubt or need before I go to the Lord. He should be my first stop!
    I would also love this necklace~ it is a beautiful reminder!
    Thanks for a chance to win

  8. I subscribed to the RSS feed :)

  9. Im now following Desires of My Heart on FB!

  10. I am really looking for a devotional book on this topic so it would be great to win it!

  11. Dawn Wise says:

    I would love to win this book and necklace for my daughter who is in college. God has just turned her whole world upside down and everything she thought she had control over has come into question and she is searching Gods will and desire for her life and her future. This book would be perfect for her and she seeks God.


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