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Keep me Desperate

Test and prove what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:10

 

Keep me Desperate

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Keep me desperate

For more of You

In a desperate heart

Precious promises come true

 

 

Eternal grace

Sealed envelope

Seeking for You

With faithful hope

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With each desired fulfilled

Encourage me to reach higher

Never become complacent

At Your request inquire

 

 

Where are You Lord

What is Your plan

Not my flagrant

Blatant foolish sham

 

 

You desire truth

In our inward parts

Only by Your wisdom

Holy Spirit impart

 

 

Yes keep me desperate

Not dry or unproductive

Hungering for You

Your word Instructive

 

Oh Taste and See

The Lord is Good

Desperate souls

Have understood

 

Ages past

Kings and Saints agree

The Lord is Good

Oh Yes Taste and See

 

© laurette laster

 

 

Recently I’ve felt like I am in a dry spell. One that isn’t normal for me. I have had several intense battles coming at me; none of these hindered my faith, did they, have they? Have you felt this way? I’m sure most, if not all of us have felt this way at some time in our lives.

In 2018 I made a vow that each morning first thing I would share a scripture to facebook. Facebook has become so fake, my husband, Greg, calls it fakebook. I’ve felt recently that I am just going through the motions, almost robotically. Not having the energy and zeal, or intent I first vowed. I had to ask myself is it real or has it become mundane? Is this works? Am I sowing to the flesh or to the spirit?

As I was in prayer I cried out to The Lord, Oh Lord, keep me desperate for more of You! We understand being desperate for more of The Lord is not the same as being in a state of desperation. We can be desperate without being in a state of desperation. More than once I have been in a state of desperation in my life, hopeless desperation to be exact. Not knowing how it could possibly work out, but it did, it always did because He was always there. Because The Lord has been, and always is faithful, and isn’t this where faith is grown? Grown on the battleground somewhere between the state of desperation and pure panic and begging? As we witness God’s faithfulness over and over our faith is increased. He indeed is challenging us to believe Him, to put our trust in Him alone. As our faith grows we fight harder battles, engaging at different levels of warfare. As we train we are being trained to use the weapons of our warfare. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, they are mighty in God, to pulling down strong holds. 2 Corinthians 10:4.

We are told in Proverbs 4:18 the path of the righteousness grows brighter and brighter, and in Psalm 23, The Lord is our Shepherd we shall not lack, and in Galatians we hear the apostle Paul, as he encourages them and us today, for you shall reap in “Due season” if we faint not. All of these scriptures give us hope to continue. But how we continue is equally important to our faith.

Are you desperate for more of God? I know I am. I pray today we all cry out, Keep me desperate for more of You Lord Jesus Christ. I am not suggesting we be in, or remain in a state of desperation, I don’t want to go back there, but I could never have learned to have the faith in God I have by simply reading the word. James tells us to be doers, not hearers only, so the doing is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak.

How could God be good if we are running to and fro, going from crisis to crisis with no hope of a brighter path? I am suggesting that we know where He is in our everyday affairs, in our walk, and in our homes and in our thoughts. Is He pleased? Are we pleasing to The Lord?

As He renews our faith I pray we reach higher in Him. The saints of old after fighting mighty battles agree on this one thing………………………

Taste and see that the Lord is ‘only’ good, for God is faithful to His people that put their trust in Him.

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing Psalm 34:7-9

In the business and chaos of the times we live in I believe being desperate for more of God is something we will fight for. Being a doer may leave us a little drained, but we do it anyway, knowing He is faithful and will strengthen us.

There is so much vying for our attention: negative, positive, hateful, loving, good, bad, shouts, whispers, wanted, and unwanted just to name a few. We will want to keep our playing field intact with clear boundaries set. I’m appalled when seeing some commercials today. I recently read that the commercials today mimic early Playboy magazine publications, from many years ago ( I don’t know because I didn’t see them, but I do think today’s commercials are R rated. Total nakedness was not where it all began. It is and has been a slow fade, like the frog in the pot of water. Knowing this is what our children and grandchildren are veiwing and will come to see as ‘the norm’ or no big deal, while desensitizing their souls to what God desires and requires can become overwhelming.

I would have fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living…Psalm 27:13-14

But God! Keep me desperate.

Let’s pray this prayer, Oh God keep me desperate for more of You that they may also long for You and not for the vile things of this world……………………………..

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

5 thoughts on “Keep me Desperate”

  1. Laurette, that was amazing! It truly spoke to my heart! All of us go through Dry Spells but when I do, i’ve Learned to go deeper into God’s Word and pray fervently for His special touch on my life to show me the way out. He never fails me ever! Our God is an Awesome God! Love you dearly, Laurette❣️

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  2. I’ve totally felt the way you described above: a dry spell, going through the motions, desperate, etc. I’ve heard so many others say the same thing recently. I wonder if God isn’t drawing us to a deeper place in Him. One that can withstand the evils that we’re seeing now in the world and those yet to come. I know for me that real growth tends to start this way. I usually feel restless and discontent with where I am, which leads to “a dry spell, going through the motions, desperate for God”, which ultimately leads to digging into Him followed by growth. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessing to you. Dee 🙂

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    1. Oh Dee, you said and explained it so well. I believe you hit the nail on the head. Yes, the Lord is taking us deeper in order to for us to be more fruitful, and also take us higher for the days ahead. Many that I know and hear have been in a “dry spell” or “under attack” recently. Thank you for reading and thank you for sharing your wisdom. I glean so much from you, and love your writings, and your heart for Jesus. Thank you so much for your comment. I also feel discontent and frustrated before a time of going deeper or a root season. With this said we know our Lord has perfect timing and is in ‘season.’ Blessings and much love to you as you continue to shepherd His flock and feed His sheep. Love and prayers precious friend and sister in Christ. ❤️ ❤️❤️

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      1. Thank you so much, Laurette. I think the fact that so many of us are going through these tough times right now is confirmation that God is working and preparing his people. He’s calling all of us to go deeper. With the way things are in the world and even in the U.S. right now it will take strong faith to stand firm in the days to come. And I for one want to stand firm in Him. I never want to deny his name. May God bless you! Dee

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