Are your desires luxuries, or directives from God?
December 6th, 2011 by Agent Kevin Miller
OK, I’m gonna take some fairly big, Biblical liberties, and mix them with some truths. Please go with the analogy, I’m not a scholar, and my book smarts aren’t the point (thank goodness).
In Genesis, the Israelites were held captive in Egypt. Slaves. They were given shelter, food and work. Maybe a beating here and there, but ‘it was a living’.
But, God told Moses to lead them out. Where? To the Promised Land.
As soon as things got hard on the journey, the Israelites, being led OUT OF SLAVERY, complained to Moses and God that they’d be better off back in Egypt where at least they were fed a solid meal three times a day.
So, this journey and escape didn’t seem like a ‘have to’ to them? Hmmm…
Then get this, the Promised Land was said by God to be a ‘land of milk and honey.’ I think that is a big, huge deal. Why? Cause neither are a necessity. Contrary to the American Dairy Association’s efforts to brainwash us, milk and dairy is 100% unnecessary to the human diet. Many cultures around the globe eat no dairy, nor any other animal’s milk products, and they are in far better health and having less disease than us who have been duped in the western culture. And honey? It’s sugar. Again, totally unnecessary. Milk and honey together…freeze it and you have ice cream.
So the Israelites are thinking…”This incredibly long, arduous journey when things weren’t horrible, to a ‘nicer’ place that has lots of ice cream. We like ice cream, but it’s not like it’s a necessity like whole wheat and spring water. Do we really have to do this?
YOU. God has put desires on your heart. Earthly, tangible desires. A Promised Land could be a place for you to live. Milk & honey may be some things that inspire you. Remember, doesn’t have to qualify as an absolute necessity.
What arguably non-necessary, desires-of-the-heart do you have? Things that keep haunting you, pricking you, keeping you up at night, interrupting your attempt to just exist?
Post them below. A few words, a few sentences, a bullet point list, a novel.
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