Psalm 40:8 What Is Your Desire?

I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart. Psalm 40:8

Every person has desires of some type. The desires of most people change over time. As a young child, the desire is usually for some toy that has been advertised or a friend has that looks like the greatest thing on earth.

As a teen-ager, the desire is for a boyfriend or girlfriend, or to be able to drive on their own with their own car.

As a young adult, the desire is to finish college, get a great paying job, and maybe a family.

As a middle-aged person, the desire is to get out of debt, hope for retirement, and spend more time with the family.

As a senior citizen, the desire is to have better health, and spend more time with family.

Although these are not locked in stone desires, most people have a similar pattern in their desires over the time of their life. There is nothing directly wrong with these desires in and of themselves, unless they are not within God’s desires for one’s life.

One desire that most people do not have, is the desire to do God’s will. The majority of the world does not even accept the belief in God, so they will not desire to do His will.

Along with that, many in the church, really do not desire to do God’s will for their lives. Take a look at your own life.

How much do you desire to memorize God’s Word? His law is to be in your heart.

How often do you directly witness to a person about Jesus? You are supposed to go and make disciples.

How often do you forgive those who do wrong to you?

How often do you pray for those who do wrong to you?

How often do you spend time talking and listening to God?

How often do you give offerings to God?

How often do you meet the needs of others, when you have the ability to do so?
Each of these things and many other things are the will of God. Read the Bible and see how many things there are that God desires for us to do. Seek God and find out what He wants you to do today, and then, do it.

Is it your desire to do His will?

I pray today that you will know what God wants you to do; that you will bend your will and desires to God’s will and desires; that it will be your heart’s desire to please God; and that God will be pleased with your heart and actions.


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