Friday, February 3, 2017

Deepest Desires

Our deepest desires give us insight into what God may be asking of us. Our many wants give us clues. Underneath them all is one deepest desire. This is what keeps coming up in prayer, in quiet; you can’t get away from it. No one can talk you out of it. It is your truth, what you were made for, what fills you with joy and cannot be denied, a deep “contentment beyond transient pleasure.” It is consoling, joyful even as it challenges and may be frightening. Responding to God’s call, means allowing Jesus to “help us leave ourselves and our false security behind.” Citations from Befriending Our Desires by Philip Sheldrake.