We are beings designed by God both from desire and for desire. It is futile to try to rid ourselves of desire. In order for wrong and counterproductive desires to lose their grip on our hearts, minds, emotions and ways, they must be displaced by right and healthy desires, not simply denied. Indeed, we must say "no" to sinful desires, which is easier to do when we see their fallout in our lives and relationships. But we must, in turn, say "YES" to better desires. This above verse implies two things. First, that as we become focused on discovering how delightful God truly is, then He promises to weed out the old desires of a self-centered life and plant new desires within us. I call them golden desires. Second, God literally longs and promises to fulfill the desires that His Spirit establishes within our hearts that cause us to live and walk in the rhythms of peace and joy in Christ. So, to "adore" God as a preoccupation is what inevitably leads us to "a door" of living a life of wholehearted satisfaction and joy...even in the midst of a world that is yet weighed down with much pain and perplexity. To adore is to a door! Through this maturing process, we become a vital part of very real and practical divine solutions to human dilemmas.
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