The Great Desire

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“It sounds the right thing to say that Jesus Christ came here to help mankind: but His great desire was to do the will of His Father, and our Lord was misunderstood because He would not put the needs of men first. He said the first commandment is ‘Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.’
……Many do not want to be devoted to Him, but only to the cause He started. If I am only devoted to the cause of humanity, I will soon be exhausted and come to the point where my love will falter, but if I love Jesus Christ I will serve humanity, though men and women treat me like a door-mat.”
(The Place Of Help – Oswald Chambers)

How many times have I not, with all of me, been devoted to the Lord?

How many times have I been devoted to myself, or something else, more?
How often have I been disappointed to not only walk through sunshine, but also to walk through pain, through hurt, to walk through loneliness, and fear, and failure, and confusion, and darkness?
How often have I been disappointed when Jesus was all I had, and I didn’t have anything or anyone else?

How many times have I not had in me this great desire?

This desire to do the will of the Father, this desire to allow the Lord’s will to be done in my life and in me?
How many times have I had a desire for my will, what I thought I wanted, what I thought I needed, more than what the Lord’s will was?

I want this devotion to Him to be the devotion of my heart’s every piece.

I want this great desire to be the desire of my heart’s every piece.

I want Jesus to be my all and everything.

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2 thoughts on “The Great Desire

  1. What a deep thought — “Many do not want to be devoted to Him, but only to the cause He started” — I’ve been there, but don’t want to live there! Only when God reveals the true motive of our heart to us can we see our acts of service for what they really are sometimes — selfish! I’m with you on the last line — “I want Jesus to be my all and everything.”
    BTW —- I’m really enjoying your blog — it’s thought-provoking and makes me dig!

  2. Oh, thanks for leaving a comment!!! I always enjoy knowing what others are thinking. And thank you for “coming so faithfully” to my little mind!!! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it. The encouragement to keep writing, from people that I’ve talked to or that have emailed me, has been amazing – which is good because there are so many times I’m ready to give up!!! But I know I don’t really want to do that……and I don’t think I’m supposed to either, which is what matters most. Thank you for stopping by tonight, I’m so glad you did! – Emily

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