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Our desire for God will overrule any other desire. Our desire for God will propel us where we need to be in God. Because of our desire for God, we long for God, to please Him, to live for Him. Our desire for God makes it easy for us to love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind and with all our strength; also to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:30-31). Our desire for God will cause us to push! We will push pass pain, death, sickness, diseases, hurts, rejection, abuse, all situations, all circumstances, financial distress, obstacles, and any other adverse thing that tries to come against us to take our focus off of God.

Our desire for God will make us look pass what people and reports say and see God – we will peek around all those things that say we “can’t” and we will see God standing there saying, “you can” because NOTHING is impossible with God – all we have to do is BELIEVE. I don’t care what it is, God is “able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Eph. 3:20 –NLT – www.biblegateway.com).

My desire for God has brought me to this point in my life; through many, many, many storms and battles – But God! If I had not had the desire for God, I would have been lost long time ago and I would not be where I am today. At the time I did not know it was my desire for God that was causing me to be kept but now I know that was what saved me from destruction. As God told Samuel in 1 Samuel 16:7, He does not see things as man do, man judge by outward appearance but God looks at the heart. So, God saw my heart, He knew I loved Him and wanted to serve Him. God honored my desire by helping me when I backslid, and that was often, to get back up. The old man wanted me to quit many times because I was tired of failing God but God would not let me quit; I felt the Holy Spirit in me pushing me forward. I thank God that He does not give us everything we pray for; I use to pray for God to kill me and take me home because my trials was so heavy but God didn’t do that; He kept pushing me – and I thank God He pushed me – right into my purpose. I look back over my life and see everything I went through was preparing me for where I am now; everything I went through pushed me right into my destiny. And I can honestly say, I thank God for everything I went through because if I would not have went through, I would not be where I am in God today. Now, I have an even greater desire for God because of my understanding of Him has increased.

When I say desire, I am not talking about some mediocre desire where you pity patty around with your relationship with God – you go to Church when you “feel” like it or only pick up your Bible on Sunday or you are a “Christian” only on Sunday or pray every now and then. I am talking about a desire for God where when you breath, you see God breath, when your heart beat, you feel the heart beat of God, when you speak, God speaks through you; you long for God. You tell God what David told Him in Psalm 42:1-2: “as the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. (2) My soul thirsts for God, for the living God” (NIV – www.biblegateway.com).

I have decided to pursue God in a greater capacity than I did in the previous years because I have came to the realization that I cannot do anything without God; thank God for His increased wisdom and understanding that is maturing me. With this increased wisdom and understanding of God, came a longing in my soul for God that I have never felt before. I know now I do not have to fear what comes against me because I know God is in total control of my life and my desire for God is pushing me into my next dimension in Him.

What is impossible with God? NOTHING! Who can stand against us? NO ONE! Why? Because we can say as David told God as he was giving Him praise in 2 Samuel 22:2-4, 7 for delivering him from all his enemies and Saul:

“ (2) And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; (3) The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. (4) I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. (7) In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears” (KJV – www.biblegateway.com).

I am asking you today to search within yourself, and find the desire of God within you; it’s there – you just have to reach down and bring it up. Maybe you have been through so much stuff that your desire for God is buried (just as mind was – under a lot of “junk”) deep inside but God want to resurrect that desire today. God is using everything you have gone through – those trials, tribulations, hurts, pains, abuse, neglect, abandonment, etc. – to push you to your destiny. Because He sees that desire in your heart for Him, that desire that is buried deep under the clutter from the things that has happened in your life. He sees you want to serve Him but your past is trying to hold you back; that fear of failure – that fear that is telling you, “Why try anymore, you will only fail.” But God is saying to you today, “Get up and trust Me.” God is pushing you into your destiny because the desire you have in your heart to serve Him; that desire keep pushing you forward – don’t give up, keep pressing toward God, keep that desire for God. God is going to use that desire in your heart for Him to bring you through every situation, every adversity, every circumstance; He is going to bring you out of everything that comes against you. God is using the things that you thought would kill you to push you into your purpose and His plans for your life. Be encouraged and keep the desire for God burning in your heart.

God bless you,

Dr. Hooks

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