When I was a little girl, I wanted a my little pony or a furby. When I was in my teens, I wanted the latest fashions and smart phone. When I became an adult, I wanted gift cards and a husband. Fact is: our wants and needs always change.
Our idea of the “perfect” gift changes every year. One year it’s the iPhone 4 and the next it’s the iPhone 5. Things are always “perfecting” because in all honestly, nothing is perfect. We have an innate desire for the perfect and the best.
Good news: there is ONE that is perfect. He doesn’t need to be perfected, revamped, photoshopped. There isn’t a God version 1.1 or the perfected sequel that comes out 2 years later: Jesus version 2.0 newly released. He is perfection. The epitome of perfection. In Him we find all we need and all we want. Ever. He is far far far better than world famous McDonald fries, snuggies, or our idea of the perfect mate.
Psalm 27:4 says “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.”
What is the ultimate desire of our hearts? If it’s always changing, we will never be satisfied. But God never changes. He is the ONLY one who can fulfil all of our wants and desires. The thing is, it’s okay to want other things. He puts godly desires in our hearts to meet them. He is the ultimate Giver, even better than Santa Claus himself. But when other desires take precedent in our hearts, we’re in trouble.
Take a minute and re-examine your heart. Is the heart cry of your life to know God intimately? Do you seek Him all the days of your life to gaze upon his beauty? Putting God first and over ALL will be the best decision we make in our lives. From it will flow a life full of joy, peace, righteousness, miracles, love, power, purpose, excitement, fun and more than we could ever ask, think, or imagine.