The word on the street today is desire. I have been studying Genesis 22 lately and the lesson today is from verse 16. After the test, God tells Abraham that because you have not WITHHELD your son, your only son I will bless you. Then God spoke to me and asked what have you withheld from Me that I might withhold My blessings? I went through a list in my head… time, relationships, attitude, money, talent, etc. Then He showed me when all my desires are filled I wait longer before my next encounter with Him. He wants me to desire Him like I long for my most precious relationships or like I desire my favorite foods. When my stomach is completely full I go longer between meals. When I get daily words from the Lord I can become complacent and decide that He will speak the next time I decide to read His Word and go longer than I need to in between reading it. In my marriage or family relationships I can become complacent and take them for granted that they will be there whenever I decide to get with them. God wants me to desire spending time with Him frequently just like I want to eat frequently. He is always there ready to give me His love, direction and strength but He wants me to want Him and ask, seek and knock to be with Him.
Dear Lord, please show me how to desire You above all else. Help me seek You and Your Word each day. Keep me from taking You or those I love for granted. Show me how to put You and others before my wants and desires. Thank You for Your Word and for teaching me, please be patient with me when I don’t get it. In Jesus Name, I pray.