You’re probably familiar with the scripture that says God will give you the desire of your heart, but have you ever wondered what the desire of God’s heart is? His will? Romans 12 says there is a way to do everything that is good and pleasing to God. This passage in the Bible gives us a hint, what pleases God is for you to do good. Unfortunately in today’s world “doing good” seems to be a relative term, every one having their own definition of what good is. Usually it means what’s in it for me, or good for me, so to speak.
In the beginning of verse two of Romans 12, it tells us how we can best serve and please God, giving Him the desire of His heart. It says “Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think.” The only way you can know the heart of God is to know the mind of Christ. Unlike our minds, His reflects God’s perfect heart. We, however, are on a continuous journey to have our minds chiseled to the image of our heart which has already been changed by God through our acceptance of His gift of eternal life through His son, Jesus with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus living in your heart and having paid for your sin allows you to be free to grow into the mature loving Christian He would have you to be. Now as we read back to verse one, we come to a very familiar passage which tells us definitively how to give God the desire of His heart. Paul states, “Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to Him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing.” Now you know the desire of God’s heart, that you be not confused by what the world tells you, but be conformed to the designer of it through faith which pleases God most of all.
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