Desperately clinging to the THINGS or to PEOPLE is one of the most harmful habits of life!

Do you know why?

Each of our hearts has a shrine, a place created for worship. However, based on how we were created, none but God is worthy to be the object of our greatest devotion. Before the fall of man, we had God within us and—the multitude of gifts He showered upon us—simply surrounded us. But—when we forced God out, we replaced Him—with the gifts.

Making God’s gifts—like possessions or relationships with other people—the object of our worship, creates the beginning of our destruction. There is turmoil in the shrine of our heart as these lesser gods seek to usurp the throne once possessed by God. We suffer, and have no peace because we have dethroned the Prince of Peace.

We are plagued by a deep disease which is perpetuated by our insatiable “need” for THINGS and PEOPLE.

BUT—There is a cure for this disease!

We need to recognize our DESPERATE need for God!!!

If you’re like me, my desire for God is often so weak that I must pray for Him to help me desire Him. I’m like a person so severely dehydrated by the desert heat that I can’t even crawl to the stream for a drink. I can see it, but all I can do is cry out and ask for someone to bring me water.

When we cry out to God because we desperately desire to place Him on the throne of our heart—He brings us that first cup of water.

Perfect desire is born again. We “taste and see that God is good.” Our healing begins. We begin to desire God more and more because His living water quenches our thirst like nothing else we’ve ever possessed. Jesus said

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)

When we recognize the poverty of our spirit—without God—then we are ready to possess the kingdom of Heaven within our heart. We are ready to place God on the throne of our heart and no longer be impoverished by lesser gods. We are no longer slaves to the tyranny of things or subject to the fickle whims of other people.

In desiring God, our heart possesses a richness we cannot lose.

The deep desires God places within us are a great reminder of how much He desires us!

God proved His desire when He chose to suffer death and hell so we could have a relationship with Him. Remember? “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John‬ ‭3:16‬)

To learn more about Kimberly Faith and the mission of Faith Strong, click HERE

Out Now – Essential Faith, volume II.  Find it on Amazon by clicking HERE.

If You Haven't Already...

Subscribe to Our Daily Devotionals!