Manage episode 333554833 series 2286268
What we really want is not always good. If we're really honest, what often dominates our minds, motivates our actions, and causes division among us is our own selfish desire. Sometimes we may want God's blessing more than we want God! Desire for power, control, comfort, or approval can destroy our unity and sideline our prayers, but God's purposeful desire is for a faithful people who learn to seek after Him and His plan rather than our own. God has given - and continues to give - grace that is greater than our selfishness and lack of faith. His unmerited favor and divine enablement help us to love Him in return, and as we draw near to God his promise is that He will draw near to us. He is faithful to us even when we have been unfaithful to Him.