It’s happened again. A change of heart from the time the list is written to the last few days before gifts are opened.
The most wanted thing changes.
Sorry. You’re not up to speed. The “most wanted” has changed to Earth HQ.
“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! Luke 11:13 NIV”
The first portion of Luke 11 shows Jesus teaching the disciples to pray. What can we learn?
- A model prayer (verses 1 – 4)
- A parable encouraging persistence and boldness (verses 5 – 8 )
- A declaration that if we ask, seek and know, we will receive, find and have it opened to us (verses 9 -10)
- And the truth that God the Father gives in a superior way to any earthly father
But for what do we ask our heavenly Father to give? What does Jesus tell us He gives to those who ask?
The Holy Spirit.
How often do I pray boldly for the Holy Spirit to flood my thoughts? What does God see as most wanted when He looks upon my heart?
A. W. Tozer wrote in The Pursuit of God, “How tragic that we in this dark day have had our seeking done for us by our teachers. Everything is made to center upon the initial act of “accepting” Christ (a term, incidentally, which is not found in the Bible) and we are not expected thereafter to crave any further revelation of God to our souls.”
Our most wanted item should be this further revelation of God. His Holy Spirit enters a believer. Not to be stagnant. To burn, to consume, to create change.
Lord, continue to create a craving in my heart for more of You. Overcome my own thoughts with your Spirit’s leading. Create the change only your gift of wisdom, comfort and guidance can bring. Be my most wanted!