Philippians 2:13 NLT: For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
My dear friend in Christ, have you ever wondered where your desires come from? Some say it’s from your mind, others from what you see and hear. But today, we can see that for those who give themselves wholly to God’s leading, God himself fills their hearts with desires that please Him and also gives them the ability and power to carry out those desires. Permit me to let you know that you cannot desire or do anything on your own for God without God’s help. Even when we declare that we love God, it is actually God loving Himself through us.
The choice, however, to allow God to use us for the work for which He made us is with us. He says and recommends that you choose life, has set before us life and death. The question now is: if the source of your desire is not God, then surely, the enemy the devil is behind it. You can easily identify if the desires are from God because it will be in alignment with what God has said in His words. Otherwise, if it’s against God’s mandate, then you can rest assured that the devil is about to put you in deep trouble.
Don’t be afraid when God gives you desires to do His work, because He will certainly give you the power to carry out the work for His glory. Ask Him today to fill you with desires and power to carry out what pleases Him.
Declare to yourself loud: I will only do what my God wants.
1. Oh Lord my God, fill me with desires to do what pleases you.
2. Precious Holy Spirit, remove every evil desire hanging in my heart, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
3. Please add your personal intentions.