Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Power of Your Desire

Psalm 37:4 says: "And delight yourself in YHWH, And let Him give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to YHWH, And trust in Him, and He does it." (ISR) The Amplified Version translates the passage as: "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass." The word "desire" is a verb and usually means "to long for," "to ask for," "to demand," and may be used in a good or bad sense (compare Dt 7:25 in the King James Version). The Scriptures tell us what we long for shall be ours. It is easy to confuse the word desire for wish. You may wish to lose 20 pounds. However, if your desire is to eat more cake, your wish to lose weight will remain just that, i.e. a wish. Your desire is what motivates and controls your actions. Do you desire the ways of sin more than the ways of YHWH. The answer is found by observing your life. Your life reveals your desires.

Notice that the Word includes the secret petitions of your heart. No one else may know what you secretly desire; however, YHWH does and He will bring to pass what you really want. If there is something about your life that you don't like, review your previous desires. You may wish to graduate from college. However, until you really desire to graduate from college it wil not happen. Desire coupled with actions in pursuit of that desire will provide the materials necessary for YHWH to bring it about. You can say you have a desire to make $250000 a year salary, but if you stay at home and sleep all day, it will never happen. If you desire to be a success, and you are willing to take constructive steps to accomplish your goal, YHWH will create the circumstances to bring it about. He may give you an idea or business solution that can bring your desire into manifestation. It all starts with desire.

What do you desire? Better yet, what does your current situation reveal about your past desires. I once knew a man that wanted to make just enough money to go to bars and drink and sing karaoke. That was all he really wanted. Look at your life and write down what you see. Then, write what you desire to change. Writing is important. Habaqquo (Habakkuk) 2:2 says: "And YHWH answered me and said, 'Write the vision and inscribe it on tablets, so that he who reads it runs." Write your desires down and carry them with you wherever you go. They will stay fresh. They will always be before you and this will help you run. Now, run with your desires and He will cause them to manifest.