Can God Really Give You the Desires of Your Heart?

Alice Dalimbang believes so.

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For 12 long years, Alice dedicated her whole heart in proclaiming who Jesus is to the nations. Trained by the Asian Center for Missions (ACM), CBN Asia’s missionary training arm, she was deployed to Cambodia as a full time missionary.

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After seeing that God is doing great things in Cambodia, she went back to the Philippines and started praying for a lifetime partner that could help her declare God’s love to the world.

“I asked God to give me a husband if it is His will for me to go back again to the missions field. I clung to His Word in Psalm 37:4 that says ‘Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart,’” Alice recalled.

When an earthquake hit Thailand, Alice checked on her missionary friends who are deployed there through a Messenger group chat. There, she met Edwin, a missionary in Thailand who became a close friend. They encouraged and prayed for each other. Soon, their friendship blossomed into love.

Seeking the will of God, Alice and Edwin entered into a relationship while abiding in God. After 6 months, Edwin came back to the Philippines, and meeting each other in person became a moment of answered prayers for Alice. Edwin proposed to her and they got married a month after.

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“The Lord granted the desires of my heart. Our direction as missionaries became more focused. Also, ACM helped me understand the life of a missionary and sharing God’s Word,” Alice shared.

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Now, the couple works as one in the mission field in Thailand, being used by God to minister to the least reached.

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Can God really give you the desires of your heart?

Definitely. Like what Alice did, the key is delighting yourself in Him. By making your season of waiting a season of praying, you can be assured that God will fulfill the desires that give Him glory.

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Like Alice and Edwin, are you also called to proclaim God’s Word to the nations? Visit the Asian Center For Missions Facebook page or call (02) 8810 5381 to know more.

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