Are we supposed to want something? The Prophet Daniel and his fellows saw a hand writing on the wall, which you can read about in Daniel Chapter 5. The hand wrote ME’-NE, ME’-NE, TE’-KEL, U-PHARSIN, on the wall, which means “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.” (This means they were found needing to be right with God. What if you were sitting in your living room and you saw a hand appear, and write ME’-NE, ME’-NE, TE’-KEL, U-PHARSIN, on your wall?) “And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.“(1 Timothy 6:8-12). “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” ( Hebrews 13:5). It seems that the heart of man can never be satisfied. We will always want more and more. As soon as we get what we want we want something else, or more, or better. This is the opposite of what the Bible teaches us. In fact the Scripture says; “Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” ( James 1:4). “ Mark the perfect man, and behold the up right: for the end of that man is peace.” ( Psalm 37:37). If we delight ourselves in the Lord, he will give us the desires of our heart. ( Psalm 37:4). This verse shows us that we should just want more and more of Jesus, and his Love, and his Word, and the Holy Spirit! Amen? King David was a man after God’s own heart. Lord help us to be that way. ( Acts 13:22). “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.“( Psalm 73:25). Beloved if we desire contentment we need to ask the Lord to help us follow these verses. “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33). Of course if we just want more of Jesus, then we will also want everyone to know him too!
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.