What’s Your Greatest Desire?
“One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple (Psalm 27:4, NIV).”
You have a list of things you desire. But what is the one thing you desire the most? Think about this: What you desire the most says a lot about who you want to be and where you want to be. God wants you to desire him above all things. The quality of your relationship with God rests on how much you desire him – how much you long to be in his presence and gaze upon his beauty. The house of the LORD today is you. You are literally the temple of the LORD.
God is the essence of beauty, but you will not recognize his beauty until you desire to see it – until your desire to gaze on his beauty surpasses all your other desires. Train yourself to spend quiet moments with your heavenly Father. It’s in these moments that he reveals his beauty to you. It’s in these moments that he fills you with the spirit of wisdom and of revelation (Read Ephesians 1:17). God will reward you for making him the greatest desire of your heart. Remember this: Those who spend time gazing on the beauty of the LORD are transformed (the Greek means metamorphosed) from glory to glory (Read 2 Corinthians 3:18). Gaze on God’s beauty today and see your life change!
Father God, your beauty is the delight of my heart. Stir within me a strong desire to gaze on your beauty. As I am transformed from glory to glory, I make a conscious effort to influence the world with your Gospel. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
Happy New Year!