Desire is worth asking for

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Desire is worth asking for
 
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Psalm 27:4
“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple”. 
 
 
Boy, let me tell you, It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the things of this world. We can invest so much time and effort into the seeking of and into the fulfillment of our pleasures and desires. All you have to do is count how long it takes to put yourself together every morning in front of the mirror, LOL. All you have  to do is turn on the television and you are immediately, and even subconsciously, bombarded by all the things that the world is telling us that you need. But it doesn’t tell you that they are in shipping containers in the port of Los Angeles. You’re being told that all the cool people are driving this model of car and that all the beautiful people are wearing this latest fashion. If you can call what the celeb’s wear fashion. But the world says go for it! Whatever tickles your fancy… 
 
Now I don’t think there is anything wrong with doing some research on your next purchase, but I want to encourage you to pay attention to the one thing that is really important.
 
King David said, “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. (Psalm 27:4)
 
Beloved, are we seeking after those things that the world has to offer, or are we seeking after something greater? There is an old song that says…“This world is not my home, I’m just a-passin’ through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.”
 
God tells us in Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (NIV)
 
Oh to dwell in the house of the Lord, to behold His beauty… You can’t get that at Amazon.com! You can only find it in Jesus Christ. Jesus said in the gospel of John ” If you do not believe that “I Am” you will perish in your sins” “I Am” was the OT covenant name of God between him and the people of Israel. He gave that name to Moses, when Moses asked him who he should say sent him to them and the Lord said “Tell them I am that I am, has sent you”  
 
It’s interesting that Jesus also used That same covenant name to describe himself when the religious rulers began to mock him. He said in John 8:56-59″ 
 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”  Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”  Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, “I AM.” 
 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
 
They picked up stones to throw because they knew what the implication was of what Jesus had just said. He was setting himself on the same level as God, the only way to get to heaven is through Jesus Christ who is God the Son. The 2nd person of the Holy Trinity. He said ” I am the way, the truth and the life and no man comes to the Father except through me” If Like David you have desired that one thing.. To seek the Lord, to dwell in the house of the Lord, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire of the Lord. You have no farther to go than Jesus Christ. 
 
It’s only through a relationship with him that you can experience all of that. Trust me when I say that every one seeks after something because the Lord has placed a hole in each of our hearts that can only be filled by Jesus Christ. Solomon said that God himself has put eternity in our hearts. 
 
 
It’s been said “He paid a price he didn’t owe because we owed a price we couldn’t pay.  Remember true joy can never be found in things which are here today and gone tomorrow. It is only found in the one, whose beauty and whose perfect love is shed upon us broadly every day. 
And that is in the Person of Jesus Christ!  
 
During the Spanish-American War, Clara Barton was overseeing the work of the Red Cross in Cuba. One day Colonel Theodore Roosevelt came to her, He wanted to buy food for his sick and wounded Rough Riders. But she refused to sell him any. Roosevelt was perplexed. His men needed the help and he was prepared to pay out of his own funds. When he asked someone why he could not buy the supplies, he was told, “Colonel, just ask for it!” A smile broke over Roosevelt’s face. Now he understood–the provisions were not for sale. All he had to do was simply ask and they would be given freely.
 
If you have been searching, search no more. Just bow your head wherever you are and say ” Jesus forgive me for I have sinned against you, come into my heart and fill me with your Holy Spirit and guide me all the days of my life. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins and were raised on the 3rd day and now reign at the right hand of the Father on high.” If you said that and believed in your heart , the bible declares that you are saved by faith in 
Jesus Christ. 
 
Amen
 
Victor Tafoya
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