“Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.”
We need strong, passionate desires. It is desire that fuels us from complacency to doing something productive and meaningful in our lives. But we must question where our desires come from. Most times our desires are linked to thoughts we have meditated on. This is a key point in determining whether our desires are godly or ungodly. When we play a thought over and over on our mind, considering it in every way, either a good or destructive power is released into our lives. What type of power is dependent on whether the thought that has now become a passionate desire was a godly or ungodly one, thus, resulting in a godly or ungodly passion.
We should, therefore, examine our desires by asking where they come from. Are they a result of thoughts flowing from our natural evil heart, evil spirits, or God? Scripture tells us that the heart of man is evil and that we cannot even know our own heart. We naturally have an inclination to want for ourselves and ourselves above all else. In other words, our natural desires are selfish and self glorifying. These desires and those born from a thought planted by evil spirits who possess the airways, always lead to destruction. They lead us away from God. Whereas meditating upon God’s thoughts and allowing those to take root as our heart’s desires, releases a power that transforms our lives from the inside out into the image of Christ.
Are you weary? Fearful? Are you struggling with your trust in God and how He is responding or will respond to the affairs of your life? If so, you need to increase the time you are spending with Him. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” Just as your love and trust, or lack of, is strengthened as you get to know the people in your life, the same is true in your relationship with God.
Draw near to Him by spending quiet time with Him. Read the Scripture. Then talk to Him and follow that with a time of quiet solitude where you can hear Him speak to you. You can know that He works ALL things (the good, the bad and the ugly) together for good according to HIS purpose and plan for those who LOVE Him and are CALLED according to His PURPOSE (Romans 8:28). Why remain in a state of unrest when you can know God and have peace in the midst of every challenging circumstance that may come your way. Today is the day to draw near to Him. You don’t need to wait until you are in that challenging situation. Get to know Him BEFORE the storm comes your way.
I came across the attached article “Quiet Time with God” and thought it was worthy to be shared. I pray it helps you to develop a special time for you and the Lord. As you do, your weariness, fear and unbelief will be eliminated as you grow in your knowledge of Him, experiencing His presence. Quiet Time with God
For His Glory,