The Right Desire

By: Guest Blogger, Shairon Taylor

As people of God, we can oftentimes have the wrong mentality and personal desires.  In this aspect, we need the Davidic mentality–the mindset and the heart of David, which is the type of desire he had toward God.

In Psalm 27:4, David said, “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.”  Desire begins with an encounter with something that captivates our thoughts and heart. True desire drives your determination to fulfill that desire. To dwell in the house of the Lord was David’s desire, and he passionately sought after that.

We desire fancy cars, big homes, jobs bringing in six-figure salaries, and even spouses. But is it the right desire? Yes, God will give us the desires of our hearts, but the contingency is delighting ourselves in Him! It’s fine to want nice things; however, our passion, our desire and initiative should be seeking God, pleasing God, and serving God with a spirit of love and humility. Matthew 6:33 tells us, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

God will bless us. He desires to bless His people. But, are we obedient to Him and His Word? Are we seeking Him like we are supposed to? Are we praying and fasting like we should?

Refocus your thoughts and hearts toward God.

Blessings will come through obedience.

Scriptures:  Psalm 27:4, 37:4-5; Matthew 6:33; Colossians 3:1-2

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