Do You Really Desire God?

As I have said in a previous post, we must be extremely careful of what we boast of. If you really love God you’re gonna have a passion to know Him…the fruits of genuine saving faith are not proven by your visible morality (Matt. 19:16-21; 23:27), your intellectual knowledge (Rom.1:21;2:17), your religious involvement (Matt. 25:1-10), your active ministry (Matt. 7:21-24), your conviction of sin (Acts 24:25), your assurance (Matthew 23), or your time of decision (Luke 8:13,14). Watch this video and see if you really desire God. Take the emotions out of the equation and your short-term commitments as it says:

“Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.”

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
Then He said to another, “Follow Me.”
But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”
Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.”
And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.”
But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”” Luke 9:50-65

3 thoughts on “Do You Really Desire God?

  1. Yes, I as well as many, I am sure, DESIRE GOD. It's in our natural bodies to possess that DESIRE to seek THE TRUTH, the problem there in lies in that many have been blinded unto perceiving that REAL TRUTH… So many are mislead, for His word states that many will come proclaiming they are the messiah but indeed aren't to stray them from the ONLY WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, CHRIST JESUS!If one does indeed DESIRE GOD as one might claim, then what is it that holds them back? If indeed the one that is in us is stronger than the one out there, then why can we not step up to the plate and follow HIM, without excuses, without impediments…? Is His word not powerful enough to persuade and drive all of us to fully commit to HIM? It troubles me to see that now days the word isn't transforming peoples lives, rather it serves for one solemn purpose PEACE OF MIND! It saddens me to see this… People are in their comfort zones and aren't willing to sacrifice anything for HIS sake… So how dare they say they DESIRE GOD? Nothing but empty words and spontaneous emotions… Actions reflect our inner most emotions and convictions… So How can people say they DESIRE GOD when their actions reflect the opposite from what their lips proclaim?Like you said genuine saving faith will cause anyone to follow HIM at any cost…

  2. Hi Liz 🙂 thank you for dropping by to comment :)I appreciate your feedback on this subject, what really does hold back Christians from truly desiring God? I believe the answer is in true saving faith, those who really repented and turned to Christ WILL DESIRE GOD…it's inevitable or else the Holy Spirit is weak and cannot achieve its purpose which is to work a new heart within the believer. Once the Spirit works in those who truly are saved, there will be a transformation beyond human capacity to understand or limit. Whereas those who are "backsliders" truly never came to the knowledge of the saving Lord and are therefore lost.What is the difference between desiring God and claiming to desire God? A truly saved person will have been convicted of his state of sin and death before God and will humble himself and repent truly before the Most Holy God, this person will have the assurance of salvation and therefore, since this person has passed from death to life, the Spirit WILL work a new heart in this person, this person had to be born again in order to see the kingdom of God, much less enter it. Now that this person has been saved, this person will desire God because before that, none of us desired God, we were at enmity with Him and we were by nature children of wrath. No unregenerate man can reach out to God by his own will, for it is subject to the Fall, but once this person is saved, then that person WILL LIVE FOR CHRIST AND GIVE HIS ALL :)Thank you,Truth War Today

  3. I saw this video again today and it made me cry…Wow, "Anonymous" really nailed it… I don't know what else to say but that I fully agree…True belief is backed up with actions. If we truly believe God is true, Jesus is the truth and saves, etc… then that truth should overwhelm us and get us through any persecution, and make us passionate to do the Father's will…but yet, most sin comes from unbelief.. thats why we need to pray that God keeps us believing because it is not something that comes naturally. Amen, brother 😉

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