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MANIFESTING DIVINE DESIRE

MONDAY 12 JULY 2021


We can only have supernatural or divine desires if we love God, acknowledge His all-surpassing goodness and grace and live for Him. Divine desires are not sensual but spiritual. They are associated with divine knowledge, wisdom and understanding, and they give birth to spiritual growth, deliver notable godly accomplishments and enable Kingdom exploits.


Reference: Philippians 2:13 New Living Translation (NLT) "For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him."



The more you know God, the more He grants you divine desires. I would better put this as the desire for the things of the Spirit. In life, we desire more of what we possess knowledge on. Simply put, a man's sincere and transforming knowledge of the depth of God is directly proportional to the level of his desire for spiritual things.


Divine desires are cravings, urges, longings and yearnings, which imply the appetite that drives or propels us to act on the Word, godly advice or instruction, in order to grow spiritually, attain heights, accomplish great things, possess blessings and to please God and fulfil His good purpose. When a person desires the things of the Spirit, they are excited by the thought of it and want to take actions concerning the desire. This is what the Spirit of God does in a Christian. He grants you the desire and the power to do what pleases God. He inspires you to put the knowledge of the Word and godly principles to work. This inner working of the Spirit of God in our inner man is known as divine influence.


Every man in this world definitely has desires, right from the time of natural or physical birth to this moment. In fact, I have never seen a man who doesn't have a desire for one thing or the other. Even a new born baby desires the mother's breast milk. However when we encounter Christ, experience the new birth and begin to grow in the knowledge of God and the Scriptures, something happens. We begin to manifest divine desires, unlike before and unlike unbelievers who nurture worldly desires. Now, this new desire keeps us going and growing in our Christian walk (see 1 Peter 2:2 KJV). That's why if you studied Pauline expression in our referenced Scripture, you'd realise that the supply of divine desire (by the Spirit of God) is an on going process: "For God is WORKING in you, GIVING you the desire and the power to do what pleases him."


This is why our desires for spiritual realities seem to be unlimited. But at the same time, when we ignore or neglect the quest or pursuit for deep secrets and unsearchable riches of Christ, we diminish in manifesting divine desires. The truth is that we can never fathom or measure the depths of Christ's worth, or fully comprehend the value of eternal life and the Kingdom of God. The treasures of the hidden wisdom and knowledge of God and the Kingdom realities are of incalculable value. The vast revelations of the Divine will are mind-blowing and thus, they embolden our desire for more, as we allow the Spirit of God to keep working in us, as well as position us to act on His biddings and promptings.


Pleasing God includes all that God wills and desires. In other words, His counsels and purposes. The Holy Spirit places them in form of desires within us and makes available to us the power to fulfil them as His good pleasures. Indeed, they are the desires that the Spirit keeps on giving us, and we experience lasting change, thereby moving from glory to glory, as we act on them consistently. In addition, these are spiritual desires with eternal benefits, and they are inexhaustible, godly, rewarding and abide forever. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - Isaiah 26:8; Romans 8:8; 2 Peter 1:4; Galatians 5:16; 1 John 2:17.


Exuberant Declaration: I'm born of God and I'm dominated by the divine nature and controlled by the Holy Spirit. My appetites and passions are godly. Hence, I'm spiritually minded and I act accordingly to please God progressively, as the government of the Spirit prompts and enables me. I'm richly absorbed in the deep things of God because the desires and power of the life-giving Spirit are working tremendously in my inward being. Blessed be God!



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