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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Desire (01/17/05)

TITLE: Ask What You Want!
By mary wolf
01/17/05


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Ask What You Want!

“Mommy I want a hamburger”
“Daddy will you buy me a toy train?”
“Mother, may I have to have a new dress!”
“Can I please go to the school dance?”
“Honey we must have a bigger house”.
“I really think it is time for us to trade automobiles, I want a truck.”
In America our desires are as diversified and our personality.
Many times interchanged wants, elude the real needs.
God promises us the desire of our heart. We jump on that promise forgetting he gave us a prerequisite.
Becoming “earthly” minded. Our goals and desires are all focused on temporal things, which last only a short time. Often getting things, we really do not want.
Our Heavenly father wants to give us many of the things we desire, just as we enjoy giving gifts to our children. While there is nothing wrong with receiving gifts to make our life more pleasurable, true gifts are often over looked.
How many parents desire things that will increase a lasting relationship with their children?
One will take for granted the time that could spend with them. Soon they are grown and gone. How we desire some of that, time back to visit with them.
A listening ear offers so small a gift, yet many times we tell them “Honey I’m busy now please go play with your toys.”
Rushing in from school, talking ninety miles an hour, seems only to us as an interruption.
Could the desires of their heart be to share life with us?
As a,“mature” Christian, life may get too busy to spend with my heavenly Father. Is it any wonder that he will not give me the desires of my heart.
Consider the small things received that are simply taken for granted. The air you breath. My brother- in- law has emphysema, he can not breath with out help.
The ability to walk through the grocery store and pick our your items.
A friend is a paraplegic she must ask for every thing she wants and wait to be served.
Desire can be used as a lust or it can be used a devotion.
One is to serve self; the other used to serve another.
Let the desire of your heart bring you closer to the person you truly want to be.
Ask for the fortitude to help an elderly person with lifes’ simply needs.
For a song in your heart, that might cheer another.
Give away a smile, and watch them return an hundred fold.
A soft answer, to those who may speak harsh to you could change their whole day.
The ability to be a friend, to those who desperately need one, would be a great desire.
To encourage each child of God to be given a heart with pure desire to please God, could change the world. What a wonderful world.


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A B01/24/05
Very true. We live in a materialistic world and I just have to look at my daughter who has, among other things spastic quad cerebral palsy and know how much is taken for granted. Thanks for sharing. Deb
Cheri Hardaway 01/24/05
Good reminder to be mindful of what is really important in life. You may want to watch where you place your commas, in order for your reader to flow more easily with your thoughts. God bless you.
L.M. Lee01/24/05
given a heart with pure desire to please God - great line...create in us pure hearts!
Karen O'Leary01/24/05
Wonderful food for thought. Good job!
MILENA ASSENOVA01/26/05
this is so true. a desire to plese God. God Bless You
Phyllis Inniss 01/27/05
The message is clear and well put. If we could spend quality time with our children, find time for others who need help or comfort and desire to please God, it will truly be a wonderful world.
Kathy Cartee01/29/05
Very well written and a great reminder to let our desire be to please God in all things.

Kathy
Jasti Victor01/29/05
Touching