God’s Heart’s Desires
We humans are fickle. We change our minds as often as we change our clothes. God calls us to prayer, but we often pray according to the emotion of the day. Since we change our minds often, what percent of our praying is according to God’s heart’s desires at the time of our prayer?
We pray for our wants, what we or others have concern or anxiety over, but do we pray into the desires of God’s heart? Many would say we can pray according to the scriptures. That is true, but what scripture on what day?
What are the Odds
Fickle creatures that we are, changeable by the moment according to circumstances, what are the odds of us actually praying the God’s heart’s desires? Watching circumstances and moving by emotion is like looking at life through “coke bottle lenses” when we need no glasses. Our lenses distort life so we pray distorted prayers. Perhaps that is why we wonder where the answer to our prayer lies.
Some of us had to survive church abuse. Others trauma such as rape, war, crime, drug use and many other traumas. This distorts our image of prayer and its relationship to God’s heart. Trauma takes us into survival mode and for a season survival is as good as it gets for some. This distorts our understanding of prayer and God’s heart.
Do we care about God’s Heart’s Desires or just our own?
A step further is imperative to this discussion. Do we care about the God’s desires or just our own? Is our will to become His will and our hearts transformed to be like His? How does this relate to prayer?
With our nation in turmoil, for what do we pray? Do we ask God to reveal His desires? Do we pray into His desires for our lives and for our nation?
First, we must seek Him with our whole heart. Jere 29:12 ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 ‘I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD,’
The way to discern God’s heart’s desires for today is to seek Him with our whole heart. Half-hearted seeking will not open our understanding to God’s heart’s desires. Half-hearted means that part of our heart is engaged elsewhere, generally in circumstances. So, we pray into circumstances rather than into His heart and His wisdom about circumstances.
Each one holds His desires for a life and a world.
Come with me on a journey into God’s heart. As we step inside, we sense unspeakable love, which nearly knocks us off our feet. Waves of love overcome our caricatured image of Him, and it sweeps us up in love we cannot describe. We can only experience it. On the pulsing wall of His heart are ancient pegs. On these a bag hangs. As far as you can see, bags are hanging on pegs. Each one holds His desires for a life and a world.
As we walk further in, we see names on the bags and look for yours. Finding it, we notice the bag is made of animal skin and is somewhat brittle with age. You handle this bag gently as the smell of aged leather enters you. You feel the oil that is being worked into the surface to restore what was once on its way to destruction.
The Important Vessel
This vessel that holds God’s heart’s desires is as important as the desires it holds. Both are in His heart for time and eternity. The vessel protects His desires these many years as He waits its discovery by you. What is the vessel you ask? The vessel is your joy, pain, suffering and the lessons of your heart by which you come to know Him. Your lessons open the way to knowing God’s desires. The bag is ancient, for you are always in His heart. In recent years, the bag is being renewed by oil and wine daily. One day this vessel will be completely renewed, the heart of it pulsing in time with His heart.
You are in His heart.
You are in His heart. He desires you first. Inside of you and others like it hangs His desires. He wants to write His desires on your heart. Can you commit to this? Are you ready to delight His heart by seeking, praying about and fulfilling your part in His desires?
Lord God, I did not realize my selfishness, forgive me and set me free from my agenda. I spend much time trying to control my destiny because of fear and so little time coming to know You. I repent of fear and self-centeredness. Help me learn to seek You with my whole heart. My King, unite my heart so it will beat in time with Yours and You will obtain Your heart’s desires.
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