I often speak to groups of people about our need for "divine alignment". And...I have discovered a wonderful grace from our Heavenly Father at work to provide this richly for people's spirits, minds, emotions and bodies. An often neglected aspect of the promise of the great news of Jesus Christ is summarized here in Psalm 37:4. It is essentially a promise that God will align the desires of our hearts and then satisfy them if we will take delight in Him as the main priority of our entire life. It doesn't seem to me that most people understand that the invitation to know and follow Jesus is a call to abandon ourselves to experience an ultimate DELIGHT. How about we change this mentality within our cultures and across the whole planet?
Another of the "facets" or "faces" of God's nature that the Holy Spirit has specifically revealed to Bob Hartley in his profound Divine visitations is - "The God of our Heart's Desires". Unlike much of the mystical spirituality promoted in our world that views desire as our great enemy, Biblical spirituality sees desire as part of the image of God within us has human beings. We only need our "desire-er" to be purified, healed and repositioned under the Holy Spirit's loving dominion. Furthermore, a part of the wonderful news is that this occurs as a naturally-supernatural byproduct as we freely and deeply receive our Father's love and then progressively grow up to love Him back with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and..our neighbor as ourselves. In that sublime interaction we will simply find ourselves desiring the very things He desires us for us. It is then those Divinely refined desires of the heart that He will generously satisfy. I believe that we have made the Christian life too complicated through the centuries. Our friend, Bill Johnson, says, "God is better than we think, so we better change the way we think." Don't repress your desires, but tap an even deeper passion to intimately know the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and unleash it without shame!
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