Thursday, December 2, 2010

The God of our Desires

Praise the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits--who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1,5

Contrary with what Siddharta Gautama taught, God did not command us to suppress our desires. He is able and willing to fulfill them. Being a gracious provider, He longs to satisfy us with what comes from His hands. If we don't see our prayers and intentions coming to pass, maybe it is not yet the time for us to receive the blessing. If we haven't received what we have been asking, God knows that receiving that certain thing is not good for us. It is only God who knows what is good for us. If our definition of what is good and satisfying differs from His, we need to renew our minds, reminding ourselves how He has been merciful to us (Rom. 12:1-2). Right then we may find contentment and strength as that of the eagle in lack and in plenty, knowing that we are in the center of His good, pleasing and perfect will.

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