Desire doesn’t require obedience

Let your heart flow
With uplifting,
Positive currents,
Not with the undertow
Of down drifting

A pensive heart,
Untroubled by angst,
Discovers much
To be grateful for.

Letting desires determine your thoughts and behaviors probably isn’t the wisest way to make decisions. If you’ve never been taught that wrongful desires can be fought, you’ll be their prisoner. Desires are often misleading.

If humans were supposed to make choices based solely on our desires, we would have no need for logic, reason, conscience, or compassion. To define yourself by desires denies who you really are. No matter what you yearn for, you’re still a human being capable of self-control!

The exaltation of desire is leading our culture to sacrifice truth, reason, and conscience. It takes courage to be awakened enough to search for truth when the truth doesn’t contain what you desire.

If Christians would dare to deeply experience more Bible events in our heart so that those events rise up in our spirit, it would cause us to go “about walking and leaping and praising God.” Letting the Bible come alive within us can free us from the prison of desire.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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