QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What desires should I treasure?
This question causes me to take pause. Are all of my desires valid and valuable? Which ones are worth going after? What are my desired treasures? How do I determine the right ones?
"We tend to think that if we desire something, it is probably something we ought not to want or have.” Margaret Silf, author of Wise Choices
Sportmoms have an innate desire to see their child achieve in athletic endeavors. Sometimes this looks like winning, sometimes it looks like improving, and sometimes it requires the desire to see that athlete accept loss and learn from it or admit weakness and overcome it. Whatever the case, we are most likely willing to sacrifice our personal desires for our child…it’s what we do!
In a recent newsletter, Dr. Andrea Cook, current President of Warner Pacific College, wrote these profound words, “Our deep desires help us know God's desire for us...”
Knowing that God is the author of my deep and honorable desires gives me confidence that His will and mine are one. As I delight in Him my desires become known to me and treasures worth seeking.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NIV
Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Matthew 6:21 NLT
PRAYER: Thank you, Lord, for the many desires you place in my heart. Please keep me focused on those that are your heavenly treasure. I will continually delight in you knowing that you are the author of my deepest desires. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
MAY YOUR DESIRES BECOME GOD’S TREASURES!
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