What do you Desire?

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.Psalms 37:4

I remember thinking, when I first because a Christian, how wonderful prayer would be. All I would have to do was let God know what I wanted, and He promised that I would have it. I began searching my life for the true desires of my heart, and was surprised to find that they weren’t cars, money, or houses, but love, peace of mind, and happiness. The more I prayed, the more I became aware that the true desires of my heart were the desires of Jesus’ own heart. They had been there all along, but I had never recognized them before.

Prayer is not a way for us to make ourselves wealthy and prosperous. The Christian’s mind should be set on higher things. When we pray to the Lord, always remembering to say, “Thy will done,” we will find the truth of Christ squarely centered in our lives.

Prayer: There are few people I would rather spend my time with than You. Lord, though often I don’t spend time with You as I should. Forgive me when I forget to turn to You. Make Your desires my desires. Amen.

{True believers claim Christ and Christ alone; we stand on the Word, Sola Scriptura alone for our desires is that of glorifying God alone, Soli Deo gloria, alone. Mike}

From: http://www.crosswalk.com

 

 

How Does a Man Know if He is Called to Pastoral Ministry?

Part 1 of a series by a friend Pastor John Divito. While directed specifically at “Pastoral Ministry” the principles (biblical or otherwise) apply.

Over the years, I have struggled to know if God was calling me to pastoral ministry. And I know that I am not alone. I have talked to many men … More

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