Saturday, November 5, 2011

Our Desire vs. God's Desire

I have spent many weeks in prayer and study in The Word on what God's desire is. If I am to be one that loves God with my heart, mind, and soul, I need to know God and His desires so I know how to love Him.

Can I read His word and know His desires and then turn my back to go on and live out my own desires? I CAN, but why choose to?

You can't claim to know Him when you turn to your own desires.

1 John 2:4-6
4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

How about having a different spirit? A different spirit will be one influenced by God, not others who claim to know Him. One who is concerned in offending God, than one who is concerned others will catch him in sin. One who is afraid of grieving God's Spirit, than one who is afraid of losing friends. One who longs to do what God desires, not what the church requires.
(adapted from Gary Wilkerson)

God is showing us His desires, because we are seeking Him. We don't have all the answers, but have realized that His desires in all things look different than our own. There is freedom in knowing Him and living fully for Him.



Kari said...

This is something the Lord has been speaking to me about. My desires definitely get in the way of His many times. We're all a work in progress! Great post!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Jeana!! I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your family through the pages of your blog.

This Little Life of Mine said...

found you through A Wise Woman...

it has been a recent thing for me (a few years) to listen to what the Lord is putting on my heart. in the past i didn't, in fact, i think i may have ignored what i felt He wanted me to do. i wanted what i wanted and learned some very tough lessons because of that. fortunately, he continued speaking to me and my life has been so blessed because i have opened up to His plans for me.

looking forward to more!

Jacinda @ Growing Home said...

Ouch. I found this very convicting! My priorities constantly need to be realigned to match the order of what God would have me to do.

I'm a first time visitor and was really intrigued by your blog title! We were blessed with our first son this year and I don't have a clue about raising boys so I think I'll be following you for any advice you might have! :-)

Little Wife on the Prairie said...

Amen sister. :)


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