What’s Your Greatest Heart Desire? Learning to Love God Above All Else

Margaret —  May 7, 2013 — 5 Comments

What’s Your Greatest Heart Desire? Learning to Love God Above All Else

All too often I find myself tempted to live a distracted life. You know the kind- the one where within the busyness of life you still manage to perform the stand-up, sit-down, clap, clap, clap of regular church attendance, hope for a new nugget of knowledge or insight from the weekly sermon and check off a random, albeit short, list of acts of kindness.

That’s when the hunger appears in my belly and overtakes my soul, grumbling that there must be more. More of God not only to understand but discover.

Deep down inside, I still hunger for a true, pure relationship with the Organic God – the One True God. [Tweet this]

While organic is usually associated with food grown without chemical-based fertilizers or pesticides, organic is also used to describe a lifestyle: simple, healthful, and close to nature. Those are all things I desire in my relationship with God. I hunger for simplicity. I want to approach God in childlike faith, wonder and awe. I long for more than just spiritual life but spiritual health – whereby my soul is not just renewed and restored but becomes a source of refreshment for others.

What’s Your Greatest Heart Desire? Learning to Love God Above All Else

I want to discover God again, anew, in a fresh way. I want my love for him to come alive so that my heart dances at the very thought of him. [Tweet this] I want a real relationship with him – a relationship that isn’t altered by perfumes, additives, chemicals, or artificial flavors that promise to make it sweeter, sourer, or tastier than it really is. I want to know a God who in all his fullness would allow me to know him. I want a relationship that is real, authentic, and life-giving even when it hurts. I want to know God stripped of as many false perceptions as possible. Such a journey risks exposure, honesty, and even pain, but I’m hungry and desperate enough to go there.

In some regards, the journey to know God isn’t too different from a first encounter with someone you’ve never met. I want to know what God looks like and what his interests are. I want to know his likes and dislikes. I want to know what makes him tick and also what ticks him off. I want to fall in love all over again. I want to know God.

I want to know the Organic God.

This week I’m excited to announce that Zondervan is releasing The Organic God in paperback and ebook. Order your copy today, by clicking here.

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5 responses to What’s Your Greatest Heart Desire? Learning to Love God Above All Else

  1. I find it interesting that when we come to God we approach him like a test. I have to know all the right answers, all the facts about him, and get a passing grade before I feel acceptable before him. I have known my wife since we were in second grade, she has been my best friend for many years, and yet I am still learning new things about her. I am still discovering new facets of her personality all the time and guess what, she never gets mad at me when I say “wow, I never knew that about you.” HOW MUCH MORE does God, who is beyond comprehension deserve more from us than our attempt to fully know him before we approach him. The “more” that he deserves is not a rat race to find and discover all the facts of his being but a conscious recognition that he is amazing and a grateful heart that we can approach him in a personal and intimate way. He does not get mad when we discover new things about him because that is what he wants from us. A relationship. I don’t have to have a passing grade to be accepted by Him, His son has made me acceptable and I just get to enjoy Him forever and encourage others to consider receiving a “real, authentic, and life-giving” relationship with God.

  2. My heart echos so many of the same desires yours does. “I want a relationship that is real, authentic, and life-giving even when it hurts. I want to know God stripped of as many false perceptions as possible” me too!

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