What Does God Want?


We all have desires! We watch television and we see a commercial for the new Camaro (or some really cool car) and think “That’s just what I need!”  Or a commercial comes on showing some extra creamy ice cream and we think “That sure would be good – I’ve got to get me some!”  Everyday and often without even thinking about it, we create and re-create a list of desires – things that we want to have, do or be.  Desires do not have to be a bad thing.  In fact, they can be a good thing, if used properly and guided by the Holy Spirit.

Have you ever thought about God and what He wants? Have you ever wondered what does God – the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe desire?  I was reading in Deuteronomy 10 and came across a verse that sounded very familiar to a verse that I had read in the Gospel of Mark a week earlier.  Both of these verses tell us exactly what God wants!

Deuteronomy 10:12-13 “Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the Lord’s commandments.”

Mark 12:30 “And you shall love the Lord Your God with all of your heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your mind, and with all your strength.”

God wants to love us and be loved by us! When we love God, truly love God – with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength, then we will fear and revere Him, walk in His ways, love and serve Him with our all and keep His commands!

He deserves it! Now that we know what God wants, let’s see if we can give it to Him!   Just look at all that we’ve wanted that God has provided!  G3!  GIVE GOD GLORY!