I want Jesus More

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And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.

Psalm 73:25


Have you ever wanted something so much from God that hardly anything else mattered? Maybe it’s for a physical healing or financial breakthrough. Or perhaps it’s to mend a broken marriage or to be married. It could be something for a child who’s struggling or for a prodigal. Maybe you have a ministry issue that must be settled and needs a great God intervention. Whatever the reason, we can be tempted to want it more than we want God.

It’s a difficult dilemma because we aren’t necessarily asking for bad nor selfish things. Yet even in our best intentions these prayer requests can overtake our desire for God. Yet we must keep in mind that God always has the bigger picture in mind and we must be willing to wait patiently.

In 1 Corinthians 13:12 we learn that “for now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.” We can’t see the big picture; however, God sees everything. He knows how all of the pieces of our life and those around us fit together. We can renew our confidence in Him knowing that He’s bigger than us and our prayer requests.

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We also must be willing to wait; however, we don’t have a spectator-type of waiting. Rather we are busy with doing His will with fasting and ministering in our churches. We are light and salt in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. As we wait patiently on God, we gain faith in the process because faith without works is dead.

When we recognize that our desire for answered prayer is greater than our desire for God, we can meditate on Psalm 73:25-26 until our hearts are changed through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer

Dear Lord,
I want to want you more than I want my answered prayers. Help me to come to the place of desiring you more than anything else on this earth. Amen.

In His Service,

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