This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.
[These are notes from Oswald Chambers’ lecture on Jeremiah 14.]
While one desire remains unsatisfied, God is not Lord over all. That means we must quit some desires or else quit God. Most of us bring our desires to God and He has to wither them. When we delight in God He gives us our desires because they are in accordance with His will (see Psalm 37:4).
From Notes On Jeremiah
Wow, there’s a lot to contemplate in that short statement.
Oswald Chambers references this verse: Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).
And then there’s this—You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).
Some things I’m contemplating:
- Do I have unsatisfied desires?
- Have I taken that desire into God’s presence?
- If so, why does it still feel “unsatisfied”?