Desires

wanting…

I finished an audiobook today…
Teach Us to Want… by Jen Pollock Michel…

The premise of the book is wrapped around the Lord’s Prayer…
how it teaches us to want rightly…

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Matthew 6:8 ESV
I’ve struggled with wants… desires…
even been to the point where I’ve tried to squelch all desire…
Why desire for what you can’t have…

But she… in this book… expresses some of what I’ve experienced…
in my walk of faith… transformed wants… changing desires…
That’s what happens… when we walk with Him by faith…
obedient to His Word… both written… and spoken in our hearts…
We want His name to be hallowed… high and lifted up…
His character to be elevated… in our lives… and in our worlds…
We want His Kingdom to come… His will to be done…
on earth… just as it is in heaven…
just as Jesus submitted to…Your will… not Mine…

We want Him to provide what we need today…
not only physically… but spiritually…
we begin to want less stuff… and only what we need for today…
We want His forgiveness…
and we want to learn to forgive like Him…
And… OH… how we want to avoid temptation…
be led far from evil… only walk His Way of righteousness…
I’d never really thought of the Lord’s Prayer…
as a prayer for desire… but that’s what it is…
A prayer for Him to change our desires…
Is His prayer… doing His work in you…?

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