Then other times I have verse on my heart and have no clue what it means or how it applies to my life. I've learned this verse is sometimes a source of strength later in the day, for the event or situation only God could have known was coming my way ~ before it did.
Other times I've had a verse placed on my heart with no idea why. Yesterday was one of those days. As I prayed, Psalm 90:14-15 came to mind. I flipped back to Psalms and read verses (already highlighted and dated) familiar to me:
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble."
As I read them my heart was encouraged as these were verses I prayed throughout the weekend a couple weeks ago. Yet as I reread them I wondered why the Lord had given them to me again. I thought I was having a good day and had handled some stressful situations in the past week much better than in the past. Hmm...Thank you Lord, you know the reason. I've learned to not second guess God and finished my morning routine and went to school.
Within minutes of arriving at school the reason for these verses was clear. They were never meant for me but for a dear friend. She stopped me and asked me to pray for her ~ in the quiet as she asked me to pray, Psalm 90:14 -15 came to mind so I prayed these verses over her. The tears flowed...her response "That is just what I needed. How did you know?" I didn't know but God did before I even left my house. Isn't He amazing?
The next time the Lord places a verse on your heart or possibly places a name on your heart ~ be obedient. Absorb the Scripture and name, pray the verses, pray for the name He laid on your heart and thank Him for trusting you with one of His children. God doesn't make mistakes ~ learn to trust His leading and direction.