His Will My Desire

Text: Mark 10:20-22

“Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.” Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this, the man’s face fell. He went away sad because he had great wealth.

Each time I go through this particular passage of the scripture, I smile. Verse 17 of the above text says “the man ran up to Jesus and fell on His knee before Him”. The action word ‘run’ implies the man is ready and has a desire to know what he shall do to inherit eternal life.

But despite his anxiousness, he could not do what Jesus asked him to do. He became sad because it was difficult for him to do away with the possessions he has gathered. He was ready to surrender unto God, but he was not ready and willing to surrender ALL unto Him.

What does this mean? The Will of God is for us to have Life and we should have it in abundance. And for His Will to be done, then our desires must be in His Will. When we have the desire to please God wholeheartedly, then we must be ready to surrender ALL that we are and we have unto Him.

The Bible says “where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”. If the aim is to have eternal life, then we should be willing to let the Lord be Lord over all that we are and all we have. Nothing should distract us from this focus of God’s Kingdom.

Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me not to love you with my lips alone, but with the whole of my heart. That nothing will be too big for me to give unto you.

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