FAITH CAPSULE: When man desires of God, God will deposit in man’s life.
In life, whatever a man desires to be is what man seeks after. In truth, it is hardly possible for man to seek after what is not of man’s desire. In life, what do you desire? One that desires to live heaven on heart will seek after the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Jesus declares it, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) Do you desire for God to have all good things be added to you? Evidently desire must be in place in one’s life before one can actually seek God. When man desires of God, God will deposit in man’s life. A desire does not come by the word of mouth but it happens for man that devote to God to attain desire.
Desire, devote and God will deposit desire. King David knows what is best to desire when he stated, “One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: 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.” (Psalm 27:4)
What do you desire? There are so many choices that can make or break man by virtue of one desire. However, the things one desire will have a direct effect on the choices that one makes in life. Mark 8:34, “When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up the cross, and follow Me.” It is not a forceful calling, but a calling of choice. It should be desired before it becomes deposited in one’s life. God made us and gave us freedom of choice, because He is not a slave-master but a saving-master. He said, “Whoever desires.” Have you ever thought about the calling that you claim to have answered, or are you just going with the flow of the crowd? Can anyone possibly carry a cross in one hand, and carry self in the other hand? It is impossible. It is worthy to think about it and make a determination if one considers it is important to repent and rededicate one’s life to Christ. God is not deceived and one can only walk with the crowd for so long. The time is at hand for Him to identify one. It will cost Him nothing to expose one who desires not to go after Him.
Prayer for today: Ask God today to give you the grace to only desire for Him.