Crave.

Chocolate MilkIn my previous, non-pregnant life I hated chocolate milk. Something about the smell, the texture and the taste just grossed me out. And now that I’m pregnant? There’s something insatiably delightful about chocolate milk: the smell, texture, and taste.

Hormones are hilarious.

But I’ve been thinking a lot about those moments when you absolutely must consume the thing you crave. When you’re so drawn to a substance that you think about it often and make concerted efforts to get as much of it as you can.

(You knew it was coming.)

What if we pursued the Lord like that?

What if we just couldn’t get enough?

How would our lives change?

Unlike chocolate milk we can’t whip up a mix that will make us crave more of Jesus and His likeness – holiness, righteousness, godliness, purity. Rather, through Holy Spirit-powered obedience to the Lord we will find ourselves “transformed from one degree of glory to another.” (2 Corinthians 3:18) Day by day, you will find that your heart’s desires align with God’s desires (Psalms 37:4). It isn’t a particularly easy or pain free road, but it is a road met with a reward far sweeter than any cool glass of chocolate milk could ever be.

Are you a Christian? Have you seen more of Christ and less of you in your desires? Or is this idea totally foreign? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

3 Comments

  1. Moriah on July 3, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I have indeed experienced this amazing phenomenon of my desires changing and drawing me closer to Jesus. When I was in tenth grade I decided that I wanted to be a lawyer and/or get involved in running for public office. Quick confession- I really admired Assistant District Attorney Alex Cahill from that show Walker Texas Ranger that is apparently only watched by rednecks and my family. I loved the thrill of debate and the idea of the glory of winning a case or helping shape our ever changing nation/state. Adults and friends around me added fuel to this desire by praising my common sense and sharp mind on political matters. They would say things like “remember me when your in the White House”, “when you go to law school (as if it was predestined)” or “you have my vote”! I loved that energy! When I went to Raleigh as a Governor’s Page two years in a row, voted for the first time, and helped run the polls on election day I felt even more important.

    However, a short while after that God started to show me that I had all the wrong reasons for wanting that future. He even started changing those desires and giving me new plans for the future. I am majoring in Theater and minoring in Art with hopes of applying those skills to the mission field!

    I am not saying with absoluteness that I will never be a lawyer or a politician, because I could still go to law school or get involved, but I am saying that God changed my heart. So if I end up pursuing those careers again, it will be for the right reasons and the choice will be made with a servants heart.

    • Victoria Wilson on July 10, 2013 at 10:10 am

      That’s a beautiful testimony, Moriah! Thank you for reading and, even more so, for sharing 🙂 Blessings!

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