What does God want from me?
After being confronted by the prophet Nathan for having Bathsheba’s husband killed so he could marry her, King David pours out his feelings of sorrow and repentance to God in Psalm 51.
If David was sharing his feelings with God in the language of today, they would probably sound something like this –
God, I know your first desire is not that I go to church, although that pleases you.
God, I know your first desire is not that I read your Word, although that pleases you.
God, I know your first desire is not that I’m busy serving you in all kinds of ministries, although that pleases you.
My God, I know what you really desire is my repentant and submitted heart. Your first desire is to have a close relationship with me each day. You want to love me and guide me and strengthen me and bless me each day. When I focus on giving my life to you and submitting my will to your purposes, then all of these other activities please you because they draw me closer to you.
I give you my life and submit my will to you, Abba Father.