Do Your Heart’s Desires Matter to God?

Cornerstone Berean Church in Kearney Nebraska hosted an unforgettable Broken and Beautiful event recently. Precious women studied my blog and put together an event that fit His Majesty and Judy to a tee. (Thank you Michele Brown and your team!)

The evening began when a gal named Patty, a professed shoe lover, handed me a colorfully wrapped package containing a penny loafer paper weight.

“After reading His Majesty in Brokenness,” she explained, “I knew burgundy penny loafers had a special place in your heart.”

Thanks to people like Patty my shoe collection groweth…. First came my orthopedic shoe, which His Majesty transformed into my treasured gold shoe. Then came the pink cowgirl boots from Molly at Holland Michigan’s Therapeutic Riding Fundraiser. Add to that Patty’s replica of my much-loved burgundy loafers worn on my first set of artificial limbs.

Plus one more shoe for the night: a cellophane wrapped glass slipper cookie was presented to each one in attendance. The delicacy was tastefully tied with a tag containing Ephesians 2:10: For we are God’s masterpiece. He created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

Legless Judy’s growing collection of shoes is proof that God has a special place in His heart for what’s missing in our lives. In His time and in His unique way He lovingly addresses our loss and whispers: “I know the longing of your heart. Thank you for entrusting it to Me.”

Sharing Cornerstone’s stage with me was a beautiful evening gown depicting Cinderella’s rags to riches story. Its skinny waistline captured my attention resulting in this unscripted remark: God has new bodies awaiting us in heaven. Legs would be nice but what I’m really looking forward to is a size two waistline.

Surely it was those words that inspired the end of the evening photo shoot with me, Heaven’s Thinner Daughter of the King in the skinny-minny ballroom attire. Joining the dress to Judy for the picture required due diligence on the part of several ladies – further proof that His Majesty, Jesus Christ, God’s Son cares about the desires of our hearts.

My heart’s desire is to fit in a size 2. What about you? Maybe you long for that overdue prince to come, or you crave hearing I love you from an estranged family member, or maybe you’ve given up on a Happily Ever After with your name on it.

May my smiling face atop the skinny gown remind you that your heart’s desires matter to God. In His time and in His unique way He will show up in your pain, bestowing upon you His presence plus gifting you with something that fits your longing to a tee.

Your job until then: “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 NASB

Speaking at September's Broken and Beautiful event in Kearney Nebraska

Evening's Crowning Touch: a yummy glass slipper for all

My prayer: In Heaven may it fit perfectly.

Thank you Patty for the precious penny loafer

Judy Signature

About Judy Squier

Judy Squier born without complete legs, learned early on about God's presence in suffering. She's been an inspirational speaker since age thirteen with a passion to help others find God's gold in the rubble of their lives. Judy is the mother of three adult daughters and lives with her husband, David, in southern Oregon.
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3 Responses to Do Your Heart’s Desires Matter to God?

  1. Nancy Rejholec says:

    My Dear, Dear, Friend!

    This is beautiful! Oh! what wonderful childhood memories we have from our very special friendship. Thank You! I remember those burgundy penny loafers well. I am so thankful that you were part of God’s plan for me.
    Love, Prayers, and Blessings

  2. Marcia says:

    Thanks for sharing your heart and walk with His Majesty. The stage is beautiful–maybe the colors of heaven!! You look good in pink, even more beautiful than the gorgeous dress.
    I’m trying to hear, do and walk where He wants to lead–where was He when I walked into the telephone pole? He was there through Tim holding me up so I didn’t fall to the ground when I blacked out and my legs went limp for a few secs. He was there through my sister to help me walk and get ice. Then I could tell her that I was looking for “God to show up”. I didn’t know it would be that way!! Always in Him, me

  3. Diana Greene says:

    I love this write up. You look fabulous in that Cinderella dress!! Looks like a very fun time!! The cookie shoe idea…what a brain storm. That must have caused a stir. So happy for you. How exciting to see your book on the web and YOU teaching from it. You inspire and encourage me. May God continue to bless your ministry!


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