Better Job…Bigger House ?

What are our desires? 

Do we want to have a better job, a bigger house, thicker carpet, and more money?

 Are we controlled by the flesh? 

Or have we been transformed from the way of this world by “the renewing of [our] mind?” 

When our minds are renewed, when that happens, we are told that we “may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” 

So, ask yourself, “Are my desires in line with God’s desires?” 

Am I “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance?” 

That’s God’s perfect will. 

Is it yours? 

When it is—when your desires line up with His and you delight yourself in the Lord, you are promised that He will give you those heart’s desires.

BEWARE OF IDOL WORSHIP 

Isaiah 46:5-13 NKJV

“To whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal And compare Me, that we should be alike? [6] They lavish gold out of the bag, And weigh silver on the scales; They hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a god; They prostrate themselves, yes, they worship. [7] They bear it on the shoulder, they carry it And set it in its place, and it stands; From its place it shall not move. Though one cries out to it, yet it cannot answer Nor save him out of his trouble. [8] “Remember this, and show yourselves men; Recall to mind, O you transgressors. [9] Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, [10] Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ [11] Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man who executes My counsel, from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it. [12] “Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted, Who are far from righteousness: [13] I bring My righteousness near, it shall not be far off; My salvation shall not linger. And I will place salvation in Zion, For Israel My glory.

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