Best Year Ever Pt. 2: Your TRUE Desire

Acts 7:20-35 (KJV)
John Eldridge: I continue to be stunned by the deadness that most people consider normal and seem to be contented to live with.
Example: If I could be more of what you wanted in a woman, what do you secretly wish I could offer you?
Clean Socks
It’s just not TRUE.
Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)
God is a God of unrelenting desire. Their is nothing “lukewarm” about His nature. As you draw near to Him, desire actually awakens.
Psalms 37:4 (KJV)
Holiness is not a loss of desire. It is restoration of desire.
Do you want to get well?
Most people give up on desire. Why? They don’t want to be disappointed.
Desire is like love. When it’s achieved it’s REALLY good. When it’s not it’s REALLY bad.
To desire something and not to have it is the basis of almost all pain, so we tone down our expectations. We true them into more manageable things. We call it being more realistic. We forsake adventure, romance and passion. We forsake desire.
That’s what the man at the pool was doing and Jesus knew that. He does something to fix it. He takes this man back to his TRUE desire.
You get to pick the life you want and these are your options:
You can spend it avoiding disappointment or pursuing life.
C. S. Lewis: I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret of each one of you. The secret which hurts so much that you take revenge on it by calling names like Nostalgia, Romanticism and Adolescence.

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