Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dangerous desires!

You might wonder what I am talking about. It a strong words.............                   "Dangerous desires".

In my devotion today, I read this verse:  Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world - the cravings of sinful man, the lust of the eyes and the boasting of what he has and does - comes not from the Father, but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives foreever.
1 John 2: 15-17

But then something puffed up in my mind. I said to God, didn't you loved and still loving the world? Jesus even died for this world. The well known verse: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
How can you tell us not to love the world when you are loving this world? Now, I don't understand. Can you please explain it to me Lord? Coz now I am confused.
Have you ever experienced to be answered by God when you asked question?
Well, for me this time I got this answer:

He told me that there are two different kinds of love. 
1. God's love is self sacrificing. It was to saved the world ( human) from destruction. That is the kind of love I /we ought to show to the world.

  2. The other kind of love is self uplifting. 

* cravings of sinful man
* lust of the eyes
* boasting of what he has and  does

Now I understand!
But then again, I have to point my finger unto myself, before I look to others. Because, I was the one who read his words and that is why he was talking to me. 
I am a woman who have lots of desires or maybe a less dangerous word : wishes 
* Wish to be better than what I am today.
* Wish to served God better than I am doing today.
* Wish to create more things, be more creative
* Wish to know more people
* Wish to be the one who helps, not the other way around.
* Wish to be successful in everything I do and in evey area of my life.

Maybe you will say, but your desires are not bad?  But it can be, if  my goal will change from glorifying God into uplifting myself. Because all of these take time. And it is easy to be sidetracked. 
And I believe that is what God is telling me today. Be careful of my desires, coz they can bring me to downfall. And maybe it's for everyone?

How about you? What are your desires?



  1. so true what you said.....It makes me think of that verse that says we're to be a peculiar people...different.....not like the way the world is.

    1. So happy to hear from you Sarah. It delights me to recieve a comment from a well known Godly writer as you:)

  2. Hi Ligaya (Joy)..... What a fabulous name. Thanks for coming to my blog. Please come back anytime. I enjoyed reading your post today... We all do need to remember to Glorfy God and not ourselves... We do all have desires/wishes --and we have to be careful what we 'wish for'.... We are part of the world --and there is good and bad in this world. We just need to lead the best lives we can with God at the center of our lives...

    Thanks again.

  3. I have a few desires of my own but then I just want my family to be happy and stay healthy all the time. By the way, let me know where to email the pictures. Have a great weekend!

  4. Galatians 5:16 "So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature." Yes, everyone of us has a different desires:1)desires in the flesh - our nature is for ourselves; I like, I want these, that, those and so on...2)desires in this world - is something you want fame to be known around the world if possible. But sometimes all of these desires that is not of God will come into nothing. But whatever your desires even in the flesh or of this world if you allow God's guidance and help and only for His glory, the outcome will be you are satisfied and happy. "Glory to God."

  5. God is love. To love others the way He did is a goal to strive for. I know how selfish I can be yet the Word says no greater love than when one will lay down his life for another. I am so thankful that God doesn't expect us to be perfect, but He is perfecting us in our faith! Blessings to you! Thanks for sharing!


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