Thursday, February 26, 2009
What God Desires for You
“God is more interested in your holiness than your happiness. He is more interested in your faithfulness than in your financial success. He is more interested in your purity than in your power. He is more interested in your endurance than in your reputation. He is more interested in your self control than in your sexual prowess He is more interested in your eternal life than in your external wealth. He is more interested in your long term joy than in your short term fun” (Dr. D.A. Carson 9/12/1999) We know what we want. But, what about what God wants for us? Yes we have suffered pain and been hurt. Do we consider that God the Father gave his only begotten Son to die for us? Do we consider the agony that Jesus suffered as a man on the cross, dying in our place, taking upon himself the beating and the bloody, cruel act of crucifixion with spikes being driven through his hands and his feet, with a spear piercing his side? Do we think about that? Is ignorance bliss or is it a death sentence? What are the eternal rewards of what we do and the choices we make today? If we can't love Jesus, can we truly love anyone?
Brian Hunter is ready and expecting more of all good and perfect gifts (James 1:17). www.anointedwritenow.com