POWER OF A STRONG DESIRE
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all
your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD… (Jeremiah 29:13-14).
God never ignores a strong desire—a strong desire to know Him, walk with Him and do His will. That strong desire births an unquenchable urge for prayer. That’s what we mean sometimes when we say someone is taken over by the “spirit of prayer.” It means the Holy Spirit has brought an overwhelming atmosphere and influence of prayer on your heart.
When that happens, prayer becomes all that you do and think about. That influence could stay on you for a protracted period of time. However, this isn’t just something that happens when God chooses to;
rather, it’s what you invite by desire. The Bible says He satisfies the thirsty soul (Psalm 107:9).
When you begin that fellowship of prayer, it won’t be long before that spirit of intercession comes on you and you find that you’re constantly praying. Every now and then the Spirit will pull you to His motivations,
visions, plans, and purposes, the things that He cares about and wants to do. He’d be expressing Himself through you in prayer.
This is something that should be evident in the life of every Christian; a strong desire for the Lord, His Word, and His influence in your life. When you have it, you can easily influence those around you with it.
So, cultivate it. Stir your heart to have a strong desire and maintain your zeal, love, and passion for the Lord at all times. David, inspired by a strong desire for the Lord, said, “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is” (Psalm 63:1).
Dear Father, you’re my glory, my joy, and my all; my soul pants for you much more than the deer pants after the water brooks. Thank you for your glory in my life. My desire is to know you more and fulfill your
perfect will for me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Luke 18:1-8; Jeremiah 29:13-14 AMPC
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 5:1-30 & 1 Kings 4-6
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9 & Proverbs 6