Do You Desire God?
Is there a longing in your heart for the things of God? Do you seek
to know Him on a more personal level? Of course you want to go to
heaven; we all want to go to heaven, but do you want to stand before
God when you get there? Are you preparing for that day? Can you
answer the question “Do you desire God?”
Of course you want God’s favor. You want His blessings on your life.
You want your children to grow up strong and successful and moral;
you want peace in your heart and a song on your lips but do you want
His righteousness in your life? Does your life model what God wants -
are you setting an example of obedience to God? Are you ready to give
up what YOU want for what God wants? Do you desire God?
Oh, brothers and sisters, weep before a Mighty God that He may comfort
you. Lay your souls bare before His hand that He may pluck out the
things that defile you. Desire only God and His righteousness that He
may give you everything else.
If you ever want to behold His righteousness take hold of it NOW! If
you want to know His grace and mercy desire Him now! Eternal life
begins now for those who desire Him now, and most likely will never be
for those who plan to desire Him later.
God says to trust Him. God says to humble yourself. God warns you
not to harden your hearts against Him. These things you will heed if
you desire Him. No one can love God and dismiss these things.
Do you desire God? The wicked desire their own pleasure and mock God
and scoff at the Gospel. Those who desire God want what He wants and
rejoice when His will is done. God’s Word is a stumbling block for
the wicked but for those who desire God it is a heavenly message of
The desire for God its self comes from God because we cannot desire
that which we do not know. God revealed Himself in His creation, in
His Son, in His Word, and in the work of the Spirit; in these He
answers the question of His existence. Those who do not know God
don’t desire to know Him so you must ask this question “Do you desire
Desiring God is a full blown act of submission. It’s not the things
you do or don’t do; that’s what it looks like but that’s not what it
is. To desire God is to make Him pre-eminent; the start of your day
and the beginning of your purpose.
The funny thing about desiring God is that it grows. You dare not
compare your passion today with your passion of yesterday because it
may look nothing like what you hoped or expected. The more knowledge
you gain the more you desire to change. The more you grow the more
you recognize your need for growth. But ultimately it all starts with
the answer to the question…”Do you desire God?”