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

TITLE: What Does God Desire
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01/18/05


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Desire-a longing so deep that it consumes every part of you, an aching longing that exists apart from logic. It is part of the color of life. How lifeless and plain life would be without the bright reds and oranges, the deep purples and greens, the magnificent blues and violets of desire. Desire is motivation for action and it is an energy- giving source of hope.

What does God desire? “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings,” (Hosea 6:6, NIV). When the Pharisees see Jesus and his disciples having dinner with tax collectors and “sinners” at Matthew’s house, they asked the disciples why Jesus was eating with these people. When Jesus heard this he said, “But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ (Matt. 9:13, NIV). The need to go and learn what truly being merciful is from the depths of our being is what God desires for each one of us.


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Dan Blankenship 01/24/05
Nice, but I would have rather seen a longer piece. This was too short to be effective.

Keep writing.
God Bless.
Sincerely,
Dan Blankenship
A B01/24/05
I really liked your definition of 'desire' and then God's view point. I was enjoying it and could have read on.
Deb
Cheri Hardaway 01/24/05
This was nicely done. You could have elaborated a bit more. God bless you.
L.M. Lee01/24/05
desiring to be merciful to others and ourself is a great goal!
Joanne Malley01/24/05
A good beginning to what could be even better. Next time, don't stop your thoughts, encourage them to continue. You have some very good things to say that could be expanded. Great effort and thanks for sharing your love of writing. Warm wishes, Joanne
Karen O'Leary01/24/05
The first paragraph really caught my attention. The second was lost a little of the impact due to multiple bible verses. Let your writing shine through. Good start.
MILENA ASSENOVA01/26/05
dido to the above. very creative. God Bless You
Jasti Victor01/29/05
Good but a little abrupt ending, a little more and it would have made a
good write