Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"What about what He desires?"

The sayings are, "name it and claim it", "blab it and grab it" what ever you desire from the Lord and you have acknowledged Him; then you can ask what ever you want or desire and He will give it to you. This is the mantra of a lot of churches today, and they are packed with people that believe they can have "everything their heart desires because that's what the preacher told them and the bible says it too.

I do believe the bible and what it says concerning blessings that are received from the ones that call themselves believers. However, I also believe that we have made these core beliefs of blessings a slippery slope. Meaning, we have moved from the whole understanding that the Lord is the one we should be desiring and not the stuff He can give to us. Yes, our hearts desires are and will be met as long as those desires remain inside the confines of His will.

A good friend of mine delivered a sermon this past Sunday, and he dealt with the idea of what God desires from the Saints. He went on to discuss that were somethings that the Lord desired from us, His servants. The scriptural text he pulled from was Psa51:6a, and I think my friend was on point with his sermon as he challenged us to look to given God what he desires from us.

So, as saints let's stop looking just for our desires to met by God, but instead let's begin to really posture ourselves to giving God what He desires. We were given four areas to begin with which were: 1. Loving Him 2. Listening to Him 3. Learning Him 4. Living for Him

Have you given God what he desires?


Z said...

Wonderful...a great reminder.

That "name it and claim it" is a slipper slope, indeed. "God didn't GIVE IT TO ME, HE must not BE THERE!" rubbish, and the kind of thinking we should be working against! Thanks for doing that here!

I.H.S. said...

Thanks, Z for your kind words.

Keep praying for me.


Beverly said...

This is such an important post. Psalm 37:4 has always been a favorite..."Delight thyself in the Lord, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart."

If my life is right with Him, my desires will be what He wishes me to have, and I will be content with that.