The other day, my five-year-old daughter asked, “Mom, what does ‘desire’ mean?” She went on to explain that her teacher says, “It is our desire…” every day when she prays in class. I told her that to desire something means to want it. After she considered that for a minute, she said, “Mom, I desire some crackers with salami and cheese for my snack.”
On a daily basis there are things that we desire. It might be a desire for a certain food or a desire to speak to a loved one or friend. We all have desires.
Nehemiah desired to fear the Lord. (Nehemiah 1:11) Job’s desire was that God would answer him. (Job 31:35) In Psalm 27:4, the psalmist desired to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple. Paul desired fruit that would abound to the account of the church at Philippi. In 1 Peter 2:2, we are instructed to desire the sincere milk of the word.
What is your desire? The Bible tells us in Psalm 37:4: “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
Until next week, keep your sunny side up!