What does God want from you?
What does he most want you to do?
Most people would answer something about morality. Or living right. Or working hard. Or doing good stuff.
Actually, none of these answers are correct (remember-- I used the word "most")!
What God wants most for you to do is love him!
A teacher of God's law once asked Jesus, " Of all the commandments, which is the most important? " Jesus answered, " Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." (Mark 12:30).
From Genesis to the end of revelation, God expressed his great desire: " I will be their God, and they will be my people." This should be read in the same way we say, " she's my wife. That's my son. Those are my kids." Or, " that's my Dad."
God loves taking pride in us, and wants us to take pride in knowing Him. " That's my Dad. My heavenly Father."
Sometimes we major in the minors. When I tried to "be good" for God, I became a miserable, guilt-ridden wreck. But when I learned to LOVE God, everything slid into place. Not that I became perfect. I just let God fix me, instead of trying to change myself. And I was a whole lot happier.
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Have you ever wondered what it means to be really happy? Maybe that seems like an unreachable reality yo you right now and you would be content with a moment to just breathe and rest if only for a few seconds. Does this sound like you?
I'm assuming that you are reading these words because you are looking for something, a word of hope for your soul that will allow you to take that momentary breath and find what this life doesn't seem to offer.
If this sounds like you then I would like to tell you about a man in the Bible in Acts chapter 3 that was born crippled. His only means of survival was begging for money and food from others. His friends would carry him outside the temple each day and allow him to beg from the people going to worship. The crippled man has been doing the same thing for 40 years.
Can you imagine that? I mean 40 years I'm sure that he had to have all but given up hope of anything changing his situation. But, one day two men named Peter and John are on their way to worship when they see the crippled man. They say something revolutionary; they say "Look at us". The first word of hope that I want to give to you is one of companionship. Peter and John just want to help the man but they wanted him to "see them" and also to know that he was being seen! The crippled man gets excited because he believes that he is about to get some money.
You Know money, that thing that the world tells you will fix all your problems and make everything better. Is that what you're thinking now? If we will take the time to be honest with ourselves we know that money isn't the answer. Look at the movie stars and sports figures who have lots of money and yet they still aren't happy. Peter and John offer the crippled man something else.
They say "I don't have any silver or gold for you. But i'll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene get up and walk"!
What they are offering to the crippled man is the same thing that I will offer to you now. I will offer you the power of the Holy Spirit to enter into your life and change you and your situation completely. How can I offer this? Because it is the very thing that I received from Jesus Christ and it is the power in my life that has allowed me to be happy and take a deep breath and rest in the presence pf God!
If you would like to know more about how to find true happiness and contentment contact me.
If you take this opportunity I promise you will experience the comfort of "being seen" maybe for the first time in your life!