What is God wanting to Do?

Hebrews 13:21 desires God to produce in you through the power of Christ all that is pleasing to Him.image

What does God want to accomplish in us and through us?

Interestingly the writer doesn’t pray that God will give us what we desire but that God would accomplish what He desires in us.

Perhaps this loss of focus explains why the impact of the Church seems so insignificant. We are too busy asking, seeking and achieving what we want rather than pursuing God and what He wants in us and through us.

What are some things God wants of us?

First, that we might become increasingly more like His First Born Son the Lord Jesus Christ. The Father’s desire is for His children to have a similar character, nature and goal, modeled, taught and achieved by Jesus. What did Jesus ask for? How did He live? What commands has He left for us to do until we meet Him face to face and are transformed from this body into the new eternal body?

Second, God is not desirous of anyone going to hell so has commissioned His people to live as His ambassadors reconciling people to Himself through Jesus the Savior. It is God’s will that His kingdom come to earth and exist in the same manner as it does in heaven. Those already in relationship with God through Jesus are His means for building His Kingdom on earth. This work can only be accomplished as we actively invest our time, talent and treasure in the work of winning people to God’s point of view.

While there most certainly is more God desires to accomplish in us no doubt those things will fall under these two larger categories of becoming more like Jesus and helping more people come to know Jesus.

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