Hearts’ Desires

“. . . it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us . . . We are far too easily pleased.” – C. S. Lewis

What is the most important thing to you? What does your heart desire? Some of us have given in to desires that now control us: Food, alcohol, drugs, pornography, approval, unhealthy relationships, senseless accumulation. We really want to change, but every time we try, we fall back to old habits. Could it be that our desire to be freed from those controls is not as great as our desire to keep things just as they are?

This is where God steps in if we let him. He wants to give us what truly satisfies, not just the immediate comforts we reach for. He can actually change what we want. He can give us new desires. It happens in marriages when a troubled couple falls in love all over again. It happens in other areas, too.

I heard of the testimony of a young woman with an addiction. Soon after giving her life to Christ, she said she no longer had a taste for what she had craved uncontrollably just weeks earlier. God had taken away her old desires and replaced them with new. That’s what he does! For her, it was immediate. For many, it happens over time. But our short-sighted desires are eventually replaced with better ones.

God knows our true needs. So, he helps us want the right things. Then he fulfills the desires he plants within us. Result? Freedom from enslavements. Empathy for others. Love for God. Please, Lord, change our hearts!

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4

4 thoughts on “Hearts’ Desires

  1. So good Bev! Blessings, Ruth

    On Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 5:13 AM Walking Together on Holy Ground wrote:

    > beverlyvankampen posted: ” “. . . it would seem that our Lord finds our > desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, > fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered > us . . . We are far too easily pleased.” – C. S. Lewis Wha” >

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    From: Walking Together on Holy Ground
    Reply-To: Walking Together on Holy Ground
    Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:13 AM
    To: Sandi Gentry-Kosch
    Subject: [New post] Hearts’ Desires

    beverlyvankampen posted: ” “. . . it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us . . . We are far too easily pleased.” – C. S. Lewis Wha”

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