Desiring God - A Delightful, Life Adventure For Believers
Desiring God - all He has to offer - can seem like an impossible feat, but it is not. The impossible was accomplished for us through Jesus. He opened a way for us to regain relationship access to the Father. Think about it; you and I have the option of a relationship with God. Wow!
Today people all over the world are so intent on acquiring a life-coach. A mentor, if you will, who will direct you toward all the success and riches you desire. Reading the advertising on social media for mentors and coaches, it seems as if this is a new idea. NOT! This idea is as old as time. Before college was created, there was apprenticing. The wealthy Greek and Roman citizens had their young men learn from the philosophers.
In the book of Isaiah, it is prophesied;
"'For unto us a child is born; to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.' (Isaiah 9:6)"
This prophecy foretells of a counselor being born that will be wonderful. You and I need a wonderful counselor to help us with life's curveballs and difficult decisions. God did indeed send us this person. Jesus was born, and he explained a lot to his disciples, which we have record of these wonderful truths in the Bible. I LOVE this! So let's look at what Jesus said;
"'And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.' (John 14:16-18)"
“'These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.' (John 14:25-26)"
When we seek God, he will allow us to find him. When we desire the counsel of the Holy Spirit, it is possible because of Jesus' work on our behalf. It has always been that way for us. Solomon, who lived before Jesus came, had this promise from God;
“'As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.' (1 Chronicles 28:9)"
You and I have at our disposal access to our Creator. Desiring God opens up a whole vast array of wisdom and blessing. Look at it as a grand adventure. Life is an incredible gift, and you and I can pursue all that is offered and also have access to direction, favor, mercy, grace and peace through the Counselor we have access to. AMAZING!
If desiring God is a new concept to you, check it out. Take the risk to pursue. If you doubt him, ask him to reveal himself to you in a way you can understand. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. In this life, I believe this to be the only ABSOLUTE sure deal that we can step out on a limb and take hold of. God is not slow, not too busy, not put off by anything you or I have done in our lives....He is simply waiting for you to seek him. My prayer for you and for me is that we will be desiring God and see his mighty work within us that will then show his light to the world we live in.
As always, please be encouraged to leave comments. You can also visit my website, www.LoveLife2Day.com and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also go live every day on Facebook at 11:30 am (EST) with Word Up on my LoveLife2Day page. Word Up is a daily reading program where we are going Genesis to Revelation (reading through the whole Bible) during the course of this year, 2017. The reading schedule is posted on my website (www.LoveLife2Day.com). Have a great day!