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Formation - Importance of Desire

We seek to help you get in touch with the God given desire that burns within you. We give you tools which will help you fan the flame of the divine desire within so that it will burst forth with great intensity and life shaping power.

Our journey with God begins with desire, “not desire for a raise” says David Whyte, “but for another life.” It is desire that sets us and keeps us on our journey, and according to the writer of Ecclesiastes, the inner desire for this journey has been placed there by God. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says God “has planted eternity in the human heart.”

“The whole life of the good Christian is a holy longing.”
St. Augustine

But what of this God given desire within us? We have settled for success, sex, sermons, food, Bible studies, possessions, church, activities, security, and acquiring knowledge about God all which tend to quench or weaken our desire for communion with God.

C. S. Lewis writes; “It would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in the slum because she cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

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