I think we just get a small taste of that in the form of sex on Earth before going to heaven. We don’t have fear of the Lord. God’s eros arises from his perfection and completeness. It has been filled with more heartache and pain than I care to remember. God knows the desires of our heart, He is always looking into your heart to see if you desire Him. Seeking to be loved, care for and have attention from others simply doesn’t lead to Life. In that moment, as the words escaped my mouth, I felt the presence of my Savior. He will change your desires in amazing ways. He is the Way. How can we obtain a true love for God if our eyes are on another? And the only way we can even come close to knowing how much attention someone needs is to pray and learn from our errors. Now is the time to change. Sadly, most don’t find prayer and spending quality time with God more fulfilling and relaxing than the pleasures of this world so we run to the world instead. If something bad has happened, we inform others wanting their sympathy. We need to acknowledge we still don’t have enough faith. And you will find a place of incomparable beauty and peace. We must abolish it. Once in a great while, we think we have found perfect beauty. Therefore,Â hating our willÂ is how we obtain Eternal Life and perfection. That is the underlying factor to all sin we choose. How did my desires become so completely transformed? Are we crying for our children’s affection? Not that it is sinful to do something out side of praying, but we can’t desire it to bring us peace and joy. Oh, we don’t desire God alone, and go to Him, we desire the pleasure and comfort of the world and as a result are greatly missing the perfect pleasure and comfort God provides. Do we, the parent, still expect our children to honor our every wish; do we still tell them what to do; do we still wish them to entertain and serve us? Want to desire God? Before we begin to answer the question, I would like to clear some things up first. “In fact everyone is obligated, to this loving cleaving to God as necessary for salvation, in the form of observing the commandments and conforming our will to the divine will” (St. Albert the Great). Unless we have allowed God’s grace to transform us greatly, we want to be happy, comfortable and loved by man…Yes, we are self-absorbed and mostly only do what we do forÂ our happiness. But we need to give someone the proper help they need. But Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:29-30). Can Some of My Sins be Forgiven but Still Not Receive God's Saving Mercy? If you’re seeking God’s will in a particular area of your life, one … “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). I began to see him use me to help others walking the same difficult path I had walked, and I was overwhelmed that he would consider me a worthy vessel. It is especially hard to banish seeking our will and not God’s. And if we choose to do anything that isn’t to know, serve or love God, it is a sin. The more worldly things, power, attention, etc. What Does it Look Like to 'Do Justice, Love Mercy, and walk Humbly' Today? Ask ourselves: what do we do with our free time? I’m not going outside, it’s too hot…we declare, as we run from any personal discomfort and force others to comply with our wishes so not have any for of a cross. We must do nothing at all that is self-seeking…just to love. They don’t want to love God, they want Him to love them. Without fear we are suffering great blindness... No. He will begin to turn our hearts in a way he desires to use us, and we need to trust Him. What a challenge! For my yoke is easy, and my burden [cross] lightâ (Matthew 11:28-30). âThe souls in hell having been found at the moment of death with a will to sin, have with them an infinite degree of guilt; and the punishment they suffer, though less than they deserve [because of the infinite degree of guilt from one act of self-love], is yet, so far as it exists, endless.âÂ. Psalm 31:21 says, “Blessed God! The last thing was God’s responsibility. We need to let go of our kids, spouse, friends and all in the pleasures in the world that we crave for affection and happiness before our hour comes or all will be lost. Not that God doesn’t come to us through man to support us and show us compassion when we need it so we can one day obtain the faith we need to suffer like Christ; He does. Delight. Truly not one thought, word or action is supposed to be outside of love of God through loving our neighbor. “It is necessary to mortify (deny-ourselves of pleasures/our will), to trample underfoot, so to speak, our own will and to contradict it in everything by sweetly submitting oneself to that of others, provided that what they exact of us is just (doesn’t lead us to sin).”. We want to be filled with His love, but we don’t really believe leaving the world and truly following Him will provide it, so we still clinging to the world and its pleasures instead of God. I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us (Philippians 3:13b-14 NLT). It’s easy to get swept away with the desires and longings of this world. I remember so clearly the conversation I had with God one afternoon, the day that I shared my deepest pain with him. They go together. We will start with the huge things we see that crave love/happiness from or those great pride building things we run to for self-value or satisfaction and remove them first. So we need to work towards obtaining more grace. We simply have no idea how much we desire that isn’t God and His will (sin). But, we might even find ourselves saying, “If I give up all that I love, what am I supposed to do with my time…just sit around and pray all day.” And right now that might sound just horrible, because we don’t have the grace to want to pray all day–to love and be with God all of the time–and we simply prefer the TV, internet, video games, movies, working, shopping, pleasurable eating, playing, friends, etc. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing” (Romans 15:13). A child can’t find God’s love and survive on it, no a child needs human love to thrive. He does not give you your heart’s desire. Gaining a saving faith–a faith that loves God above all and desires only Him is obtained through a daily transformation into the image of Christ. What Is Emotional Purity and How Can You Protect It? Some people might make an attempt to go to God, especially in moments of great pain, but the pining for their attachment, and not wanting or trusting in God’s will, prevents them from receiving all of the love God wants to give them. We won’t even want to mention the things we seek out for happiness/consolation which aren’t God, and will try to justify their need and how they aren’t really sinful because they satisfy our need for love and happiness so perfectly. That needs to be our goal in life to: to suffer for the love of God so to send grace for the salvation of souls. “Oh, nobody cares about me,” we cry. Horribly, many receive God's actual Body and Blood when they should abstain until they grow in faith... "Fear of the Lord" is fear of sin and its consequences. It is that desire for love/happiness from others or from things and not from God that rejects God’s saving love. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods [grace from You alone is all I need];Â with singing lips my mouth will praise you.Â On my bed I remember you;Â I think of you [nothing of the world] through the watches of the night.Â Because you are my help,Â I sing in the shadow of your wings [that protect me from sin].Â I cling to you [no worldly pleasure];Â your right hand upholds me [will save me]” (Psalm 63). (James 4:1) The truth that God leads us through desires is not an excuse to live a life of self-pleasure and self-fulfillment. Desire the cross, so we can learn how to cling to Christ. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever (Psalm 73:25-26 NLT). What we need to ask ourselves is, do we really believe, “God will fully supply whatever you need” (Philippians 4:19), because if that is true, we need to work to amend our ways, because we–act–otherwise. We need to ask ourselves, “why am I talking?” And if it isn’t for the benefit of our neighbor, it is sinful. When He allows something we really love to leave, we are crushed. The journey has been long and difficult. Oh, all of the pleasures we seek and things we do to make us happy that aren’t God–or should I say that aren’t to know, serve or love God…the things we justify doing that are so far from what any saint or Jesus would spend their time doing….yes, those things….the hours we squander away with “fun”, we need to one by one, with the help of God’s grace, replace them all with things a saint would do (God’s will) so we can one dayÂ desire Him alone. When we want for nothing, even though we don’tÂ seekÂ God as our source of happiness, God will be our source of joy, but we won’tÂ desireÂ for Him to make us happy–even though He does–we desire NOTHING, but God’s will. Truly God asks us to do nothing to benefit ourselves, but to love one another. The reason is Genesis 3. What an incredible feeling to want God alone…how can words describe what it feels like to be emptied of all we desire and have replaced it with God. I cried out with the Psalmist: Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? This is why when we die and if our will is still that of wanting sin–if we desire to love ourselves, by our sins or attachments (idols), and not God alone–we reject Heaven from our self-love. Therefore, if you love to suffer in silence, don’t treat everyone like you…most aren’t at that point spiritually and still need to “feel” loved by man to not become depressed when sick and needy, since they don’t have the faith in God to receive His magnificent consolations to suffer like Christ. And since we are beings that crave love, getting any feeling of “love” can easily become an addiction. But don’t worry, in time all of the things we were doing for personal comfort, entertainment, consolation, praise, etc. Longing for a husband is a good desire. Even though we will still be rejecting Him, He will still bless us with something as long as we don’t completely push Him away. The lie we live with thinking we truly love God when we still don’t is what kills us. Oh, how damaging that is! “And all of us, with unveiled faces [truly humbled], seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed [loosing our sinful ways] into the same image [of God] from one degree of glory [virtue] to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18). Why Does God Allow Suffering and Punishment? What would we do without our phones or friends! Jesus alone is “the way and the truth and the life. True sorrow is when we detest our sins so much we would rather suffer the greatest pains than offend our beloved Lord in the slightest way... God intentionally made us all differently. If God sees fit to love us in such a way that is fine, but weÂ long for nothing but God and His will. I had suffered the indescribable pain of adultery. This isn’t easy since the devil has darkened us to the reality of what is a sin and what isn’t. For example: if we have to work extra hard, we tell others to seek their pity; if we are sick, we notify others seeking their compassion. But even with our desire for God being so great, we relent our will (the desire to die) for God’s…so if He desires us to live long on earth, Thy will be done. Read the whole thing. How Can I Save the Soul of Someone Dying â Our Greatest Hour . Oh, some are so attached to some things and people that we fall into great despair at their loss. As I allowed him access to the broken pieces, I found myself hungering for more of him and his word. Take my yoke [commands] upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. To desire God alone means weÂ want nothing but to love God and live His will. Many of us don’t realize how often we are looking for love…not from God, but from man or things which causes us to loose love for God. In the world I have known, the American Midwest, the word desire has been used too often in the context of lust and sex. Few people have the discipline and faith to escape all at once all the affections of others and pleasures of this world that are keeping us from knowing, serving and loving God without falling into despair or quickly returning to the world once temptation occurs. Eventually, however, through the Father’s relentless pursuit of me, I surrendered. What God wills for us is all we truly desire. “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. You can read more of Dena’s experiences with her Great I AM on her blog Dena's Devos. We must learn how to desire God alone. How do we come to know our attachments? Maybe it’s a new car, or fame. We shouldn’t either. No. Sure, we shouldn’t allow them to abuse and disrespect us, and should guide them away from such behavior unloving, but if it does occur we should love God’s will and rejoice in our cross as we get to suffer like Christ. There is much confusion as to what the after life is going to be like, but we can learn the true teaching of each so we can aim for the correct goal and get the assistance from those in Heaven and truly help those in Purgatory... Our hearts of love want to comfort others but from our mis-guided love, much of the time, we lie and claim we can read the soul of another, and tell the grieving their loved one is in Heaven. or do we go to God. But when we mature, we are to leave childish ways behind, mature in faith and life for God alone, not in pursuit of the affections of the world any longer. God desires for us to desire Him, and He works in us “to will and to work for His good pleasure” (Phil. To learn more please read “How to Become Attached to God and Not the World.”, “Come, I beseech You, into my soul, there to destroy all that displeases You and to establish Your heavenly kingdom. Once the Holy Spirit is dwelling within your heart, you have more than mere human intuition and know-how to help you make decisions. God is blessing us with an opportunity to see what we love, Him and His will (cross) or what we want…love from others. They don’t have the grace to suffer like Christ and therefor can’t. Our desire for God comes mainly because we have tasted and seen that the Lord is indeed good (Psalm 34:8). Imagine never wanting to find happiness with the world…just God. His … We must desire God’s love alone. Eventually, we won’t have to work hard to remove the things we are attached to, because we have finally received enough of God’s grace to move our hearts, and we simply won’t desire them any more…our hearts will be so filled with much of God’s love, we will only want Him. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. You can read more of Dena’s experiences with her Great I AM on her blog Dena's Devos . How do I distinguish between my desires and God’s? What Sins Can I Continue to Commit and Still Receive Holy Communion? “For what the flesh [our nature] desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other” (Galatians 5:17). Our desire must be for God alone. Say Breath Prayers: We often have to tell ourselves what to think…and condition ourselves to … This is what is in the heart of someone who truly loves God above themselves–the heart we need to be saved. They are like a cute dogie: always there smiling wagging its tail filling us with the love we crave. “They [the lost aren’t] purging away all self-seeking in spiritual things [seeking God for our benefit]…and [suffer from] spiritual gluttony….They render themselves spiritual enemies of the cross of Christ, for true spirituality [that leads to Heaven] seeks for bitterness [the cross] rather than sweetness in God [rather then wanting to experience God’s love; they are focused on loving God by Way of the cross. What wonderful blessings temptation, suffering and punishments are. Instead, it is a call to align our hearts with the heart of God, to burn with passion for the things that God longs to see on the earth and to be sensitive to the Spirit’s tug on our hearts. “Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst [for a pleasure of the world again and be completely satisfied with Me]” (John 4:14). Do we go to the TV, Work, Friends, Shopping, Sports, Dining Out, Beach, Internet, Books, etc. It can’t be for it is only by grace that God will be enough…without it, it simply isn’t. This we need to admit. I remember one Easter weekend about two years ago. How Can I Save the Soul of Someone Dying? If we can’t find God’s true love on earth, we won’t find Him when we die. Somehow, in that moment, I knew that he had a plan. Therefore, we should be more than happy to bear whatever cross God sees fit to deliver us. Get back to that place of worship. God’s eros differs from human eros in that for us erotic desire arises from our incompleteness and imperfection. The evil one has been busy confusing us to the true Catechism (teaching) of the faith. Are we seeking love from others or choosing the cross of Christ–accepting God’s perfect will? Then read Romans 5:12-21. So ask yourself: Do we tell others all of our woes looking for pity? We must increase our faith. We can’t let the devil deceive us. with love…when you are done with this article click here as I have explained how we can work towards loving God in others in every thought, word and deed.) I was angry with God, wondering why I had even given my life to serve him. Will Anointing of the Sick Forgive Mortal Sins? Will an Indulgence Take Away My Punishment for My Sins? He suffered in silence, offered up His suffering to send grace for the salvation of souls. Sadly, most of the time, we don’t even realize we are seeking love from man, since we have allowed this sin to define who we are. Here are four simple ways to grow in our desire for God more. It is possible. How Can I Console Someone Grieving and Not Lie? What a cross it is to live for so long away from Who our hearts yearn so greatly to be with. (1 Chronicles 28:9 NKJV) “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all … Some will love the truth, while others will simply reject it. These three things can only be accomplished when a person’s mind is stayed upon the Lord. Constantly humbled and amazed at his goodness, I knew that I was delighting in nothing more than my Savior himself. This makes our will, by nature one that seeks to love ourselves (sinful), from having a great inclination towards sin, which is anything not loving God…andÂ if we aren’t truly looking to love God, we won’t. The evil one desires to cause us to want that love–not God–to keep us temporally happy and lost/deceived. We must learn how to do everything out of love God through our neighbor, not ourselves. The Catechism also says we must confess all mortal and venial sin prior to receiving... For most, no. I had lost my ministry, my marriage. will leave, if we continue to seek a saving faith and are persistent in our efforts to change and then be filled with loving God. Our happiness, our desires mean nothing. We will know we are on the right path when our hearts can’t wait to die–to be with God. Delight. is bad; it can be very good. The things of God become the new desires of our hearts, and the things we once believed we need to quench our thirst lose their shiny appeal. If we do something good, we let others know, looking for their praise. We just don’t have the grace to experience this. They are so very blessed to have the support and discipline of its members to not only see to it, through obedience, that its members leave the world not only physically but that they also help move their hearts to remove all cravings for anything that isn’t to know, serve and love God, so a pure desire for God alone can one day flourish. Even St. Paul didn’t presume he was saved (cf. Once when Jesus’ disciples wondered about the salvation of a man who desired money more than God, he said to them, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. I began to crave the Word of God, reading huge chunks at a time. We shouldn’t find sin an acceptable part of our life’s entertainment. We can’t. Desire for Perfect Beauty. Which means we should desire God more than anything else. This feeling of God’s wonderful love that He does provide, many of us experience to some degree, but for most of us, sadly it isn’t even close to complete, because we still lack the faith (belief) that accepts the amazing perfect peace and love we should be receiving. Too often we desire other things more than God. Desire Other Things More. Not from depression and hopelessness…but from LOVE. God allows our children to leave us, and they are supposed to go off to serve God and/or their spouse, not their parents any longer. Hurting God should be a horror, not fun. We just need to find enough “want to” to ask for it. To learn more please read, “How to Love God.”. Lets look into what we do for happiness. Even though I wanted to run, there was nowhere I could hide. How Can I be Happy when Things go Greatly Wrong? I heard the sweet whisper of his Spirit as he told me that it was all right, that he understood. Even though God provides true peace, joy and comfort, we run to the world instead. What a cross! We can see our craving for love, approval, affection, and attention when we lack silence. But be ware, we might hide our prideful ways in asking for prayers in times of need or some other seemingly “good” intention, but we have to be very careful to really look into the true intentions for why we talk…is it seeking glory, praise and attention from others or is it from a genuine desire…a true need for help or honestly to help/love others. Some do pray and read religious books, but it isn’t our true love…it is a burden or done mostly to gain knowledge (to be smarter than others) not to truly know or love God, and sometimes it is out of commitment, not true love. About five years ago, my life had fallen apart. If we are reciprocated love in return–great, but alert that we don’t allow the devil, who is looking to sneak into our lives and kill us, to make us addicted to love. As I drove home from church, something washed over me. Instead of being on a journey for what we desire, I believe we are all on a spiritual journey, a journey that should culminate with knowing God and being known by Him. However, if we peruse the path of Life correctly, we won’t want the world but God alone. I came to understand that I am his at the very core of my being. How we respond to that rejection should open up our eyes to what we are living for. But please understand, what seem’s impossible to remove right now and horribly challenging for even let go for a moment, won’t last forever. We need to almost running from the attention from man (if possible) so the devil doesn’t have an opportunity to grab a hold of us and drive our hearts to love the doting over and compassion so to strip away the sacrifice for souls. However, in the beginning of our conversion it is good that we have them, because since we don’t really have God yet we actually need them to live. God is there too wagging, smiling, and waiting for us…but since we don’t know Him like we do our dogie, we can’t wait for our dog (family) instead of God, who is constantly waiting for us. But with God’s grace and our fervent desire to amend, we can. How To Overcome Despair Against Hope For Salvation. And yet, desire is such a sweet spiritual word, if we receive it as such. Yes, I do desire God more now than ever, because He is the one who has given me that hunger for him and desire for him. If we are still in love with the world, we simply can’t obtain the perfect love, comfort and peace God alone truly provides. For Eternal life we need a truthful desire for God’s will alone, hating our own (which sadly most don’t have), and to obtain perfection, we need not only a desire for God alone but that desire has been put into action so perfectly, we now relent our will completely that we no longer allow our sinful will to move us, only God’s grace (His will) moves all of our thoughts, words and deeds–then our will is perfectly united to God’s, and we have perfect love of Him. I don’t know if you can say with the psalmist that there is nothing on earth that compares to him. And these few are now unspeakably happier from God’s fantastic grace. John of the Cross. Therefore, when we come to understand our misery (sinfulness) more clearly, we will become humble enough to accept God’s transforming grace and grow from virtue (godly quality) to virtue, one virtue at a time into the image of Christ as we find the path of Life. God would have to transform my heart to do what a heart cannot make itself do, namely, want what it ought to want. It means we don't seek sin and only seek His will. Oh, hard hard it is to truly say every word for the benefit of another. Focus. We like to journey because God imprinted us with a desire to find Him. Because without much grace, those who are sick and feeling the need to be loved, need to be loved by man and doted over to feel loved at all. Truly, if we long for anything other than God and His will for us, we are seeking our will–sin, which is a deadly desire. Again, this is another deception from the deceiver to make us complacent in our sinful ways... God tells us we must desire Him alone, and we love God by way of the cross. The tricky part is to not giving someone too much love so they don’t wind up growing in greater love of self craving your love, but to give them just what they need to grow in wonderful holiness. When I enter into a time of silence with God and allow my mind to be drawn to who he is, my desire for God grows. We have allowed sin to make sin to make us into needy, complaining people that don’t tolerate anything but perfect comfort. we crave, the more grace we reject and the less faith we have. There are various types of grace from helping grace to saving grace. That is why it is very important to visit the lonely because they need the affection from us since they don’t know how to obtain it from God yet. Don’t desire that. If we stay with the world as our source of happiness, we will loose God forever and choose Hell for all eternity. If we are setting our affections on an object or a person clearly outside of God’s will as revealed in the Bible, then we need to repent of the desire itself, even if we have not acted to obtain the object of our desire. We must grow in faith to desire God alone. Slowly, I began to see him change my heart, change my desires. “But what is my [Jesusâ] will, except that you should want to love Me above all things and not desire anything but Meâ (Jesus to St. Bridget of Sweden). Eight Years of APJ, and What’s Ahead. We don’t suffer like Christ or the saints at all. Basically, our first parents, Adam and Eve rebelled against God and all creation was cursed as a result, and also as a consequence, we inherited a sinful nature which hates God, hates His commandments and weirdly tries to impress God by scantily obeying His commands. But if we were honest with ourselves, we would see we don’t do that. 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