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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Desire (01/17/05)

TITLE: I Want Your Heart
By Rebekah Bentley
01/23/05


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"I want your heart," the little girl said to her father. "I want your heart."

Such a simple statement - so simply profound.

How many times has my Father asked for my heart? How many times have I withheld it from Him? How many times have I asked for His heart? Isn't His desire that I should have His heart and He should have mine?

I have requested many things from my Lord - protection, healing, patience, understanding, and self-control, to name just a few - but how often do I stop and cry out to Jesus to give me His heart? He is waiting, ready to give it if only I would ask.

Such a simple statement. To let those words slip from my tongue would be so easy, but I also want them to slip from my heart. I desire my longing to be after my Father's will, my hunger to be for His ways. I want to honestly cry out with my body, soul, and spirit, "Jesus, I want Your heart!"

But there is a circle that I cannot escape. In order to desire the heart of my Father, I must first have it. And that is the greatest gift of all - that which I most desire, and yet long to crave, has been given to me freely. My Father has already given me His heart.


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Deena Walls01/25/05
"In order to desire my Fathers heart I must have it first ! "WOW great story ! Keep writing
Sally Hanan01/26/05
Yes, once I see and receive His heart for me I can ask for His heart to reach others through me.