Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Super-sizing your desires

Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4
Is this passage telling us that we will get everything we always wanted when we follow God? Yes, if what we always wanted is what God wants. However, the answer is no if our desires are not His desires. You see, when we give ourselves to God and find all of our purpose and identity in Him, He will give us new desires. He will replace our selfish and misguided desires with His desires.

Everything gets renovated when we make Christ the Lord of our lives – especially the desires of our heart. So, freely surrender your own desires for God’s desires. When you do, you will realize that your desires have just been super-sized. God’s ways are not our ways. However, when we delight in Him and surrender to His will, our ways change and become His ways. Our desires become His desires. This is pretty cool stuff.

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