Faith and Desires

Faith and Desires

Hebrews 11:1 ICB

“Faith means being sure of the things we hope for. And faith means knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.”

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When our heart hopes for something, it is called the desires of our heart. Yet desires of our heart is often deceitful for it is written our heart is deceitful

Testing Desires

Jeremiah 17:9-10 MSG

“The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, GOD, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.”

How then we know the desires we have is pleasing to Him? These desires are the will of God.

Psalms 37:4 TPT

“Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life, and he will provide for you what you desire the most.”
My Heart(s) will go on

In NIV translation it says “He will give you the desires of your heart”

Which means when we surrender wholeheartedly to the Lord, He will be the one put thoughts and desires right into our heart. Our heart and soul will start wanting what He wants. That’s how our destiny and purpose is chartered according to the plans He has for us. His plans are ALWAYS good – Jeremiah 29:11

Faith to do The Impossible

In Hebrews 11, those are the champions of FAITH, receiving all the impossible promises of God. When He put desires into our heart, it becomes a promise. A personal promise that cannot be accomplished by our own, it’s a partnership with God.

A U S T R I A

Abraham and Sarah receive their miracle son

Joshua took down the wall of Jericho

Rahab the prostitute became Jesus’s grandma

David’s throne

Mary’s virgin birth

And these desires usually is bigger and wilder than we can ever imagine. In many ways, IMPOSSIBLE to accomplish. Here’s where we know, only God can make it happen. Therefore when we have desires we must allow God to access what we want and let Him direct our heart. Let Him arouse the hope in things we can’t see coming to pass.

Faith Tested

When a promise is given, the enemy will react.

John 10:10

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

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Steal – by telling you “did God tell you that?”

Kill – lying to you saying it can’t be done to kill your dreams

Destroy – in all ways making you give up by inflicting fears, hopelessness to destroy your destiny.

And the only way to overcome is by faith, lean on the One that came to give life and live your life to the full.

FAITH steps in. Faith is a decision we make to trust and believe however the situation is, what He puts in our heart will come to pass. Faith is the fuel to keep us praying, hoping, not shaken, fall but not crumble, keeping getting up to believe again to try again.

When Faith is in The Wrong Place

Here is where we are tested when our heart became tired of waiting or trying.
Together Through It All

Sarah received a promise but did not wait on God, disobeyed God and made Abraham created Ishmael. Ishmael is a symbolism of rebellion and unbelief. If Sarah believes, she would have waited and not acted on her own.  There wouldn’t be any descendants of Ishmaels, the rebellion.

When we act out of fear or unbelief we will walk right out His will, creating Ishmael in our lives that we will regret and bear consequences.

When All Else Fails

Also in Hebrews 11, there are those who are called champions despite they did not receive their promises. Did they hear God wrong?

13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.

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It is never easy to chew when what we hope to have yet to come to pass or did not come to pass. We are not going to pretend and defend God by making up excuses on “why it did not come to pass

Yet God doesn’t need us to defend Him or His ways. What He requires of us is simple when it comes to disappointment, look to heaven knowing that the true joy is found in Him in heaven. On earth, we continue to surrender our disappointed and watch Him turns it ALL to good.

The Key
Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Prayer

Heavenly Dad, we pray that you’ll see our surrender of hopes and disappointment as an offering to You. That You know we first delight in You and want to seek first Your Kingdom, we desire Your will to be done in us and through us.

And all else, we surrender and let You put desires, hope, and dreams right into our hearts and thoughts. Help us to be strong and be courageous to take hold of our promise land. Test or desires and help us know if it is from You or not.

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Give us FAITH to do Your will. Faith comes from You alone Holy Spirit. Remove our unbelief, remove our doubts, remove every lies of the enemy.

Give us Faith, even as small as mustard seed, to accomplish what You have put in our heart. As much as You can place desires in our heart, REMOVE also desires that doesn’t come from You so that it doesn’t take root in our life. So that we don’t create Ishmael in our life

We ask for Your revelation of truth. Test us, search us, let Your truth, set us free and set us right.

We ask and pray in Jesus name

Amen.

Devotions By:
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Belle Foong and her daughter Blythe found Jesus by the well and never been happier since! Welcomed and steadily growing in KAOG. Serving faithfully in the Worship Team and Prophetic Art Ministry. Web Editor of KAOG

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