What Do You Want?

Jeremiah 2:12-13 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, [and] hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.


What do you want? What is it that you would spend hours every day seeking for and working for? What one thing drives your life on from day to day, from week to week, from month to month, and even from year to year? What passion permeates your every decision, what drive goads your every action, what desire motivates your every thought, what belief conforms your lifestyle? How often have you thought about what you are doing, about what you have done, and about what you will do? How deep do your thoughts go before you say, Enough, I am no philosopher? How much of your life do you intend to waste before you consider that your life is but a vapor, not because you know not when it will vanish away, but because it always will. Have you contemplated the vastness of eternity, and that it is hinged upon our actions here? Has that thought sunk into your mind, only to stop at your heart, refused entrance? Will you refuse to hearken to the voice of wisdom crying without, pleading and begging with you to stop, consider your ways, and seek the right way? Do you even care about anything other than your self? Can you see far enough to find out?

Every man is ruled by his choices. His choices are ruled by his thoughts. His thoughts are ruled by where he spends his time. Where he spends his time is ruled by where his priorities are. His priorities are ruled by his values. Where are your values? In them lies your future: your life. Can you say that you care not enough to think long enough to ponder wherein you have bestowed your heart? What brings you exultation and joy? What is important enough to you to grieve about, to bring you sorrow of heart, and to wring your soul to its depths? Ask those questions, and study them: this world depends upon your answer!

There is a spirit that walks this earth, and it has a name: Apathy. It is hideous to those who can see it: shrouded in a sleepy mist it cloaks its actions and words of sophistry; its tentacles coil round its prey, softly crushing their life while promising them pleasure. There is a generation that lives today, and its god is Apathy. That generation seeks it out, defends it, and sacrifices their lives to it with melancholy glee. That generation will hear no words against it, and devotes every energy and passion to satiate its thirst for their lives. That is this generation: mine, and yours. We are the deceived; the prey wrapped in coils of pleasure.

This world is made up of successive generations, each molding history to its actions. The last many generations have each one taken several steps towards darkness: and it is growing in power therefore. Without this generation taking up the baton of light and changing direction, the world will be overwhelmed in darkness. It is a choice of each young man and woman to think deeply about wherein they have reposed their trust, their desires, and their time. It is a time in which we must all decide, and make that decision shake the world. We do not have room for slackers, and we do not have time to wait. This world needs to hear us shout with our voices and actions!

Again, what do you want? What is worthy of your desire, your passion, your life? There is only one, and that is God. Do you devote yourself to seeking Him, do you beg Him every morning, noon, and night to reveal Himself to you, to lead you in His Way, to awaken in you a passion for Him? Have you cried out to Him for help? Have you asked Him earnestly, and with tears, to show you where you are weak and to convict and crush your heart? Have you hunted in His Word for Life and Light for your way? Do you desire His Holiness to shine forth in you, through your weakness, through your failings, through your flesh? Does all your life hinge upon His desire and His glory? Do you want it to? For if you do, you would ask for it to, and you would seek for it to. And God would make it so: for He is faithful and true to give you what you ask as it is after His will. And that is His will!

What do you want? Do you want pleasure? Or do you want God? Or is that the question? It is not. God is pleasure. Pleasure is not god, but God is pleasure. Within the presence of God lies pleasure, peace, and joy everlasting beyond your imaginings. How dare you say that this world, your flesh, and the devil can offer you something that is better for you than what God desires for you? God wants the absolute best for you, and He offers you Himself: will you take Him? Will you seek Him? Will you devote yourself to Him? Do you dare not?

With joy, peace, love, prayer, and passion in Christ,

Jay Lauser


6 Responses

  1. Very thought provoking post, sir! Thank you.

    Thank you for your comments on my blog. They are highly appreciated, as they are quite rare. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wow, it is hard to believe how similar our families are! (You all should come visit us sometime. Florida is the place for vacations, or so they say. Though I think we’d rather go to Ireland. ๐Ÿ™‚

    We know a girl named Heidi Ruth, like your twins!

    And we are also interested in economics, government, etc… Have you ever read the Uncle Eric books? I read most of them, and we did a study on the one about economics. Oh yes, and we also have watched “The Widow’s Might” many times. We even showed it at church!

    Thank you again for the great post.

    Duchess Daisy (aka Carissa)

    • Lady Duchess,

      Thank you for gracing my blog with your presence, it is an honor to receive readers for my meager writings.

      In it is Ireland tough to find lodging for our size of families at a reasonable price, and it might be a little difficult to fit y’all in our house. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But you are still welcome!

      I read “Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?” I am reading Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations” though, right now. “The Widow’s Might” is definitely and awesome movie, it continually inspires me in my passion for liberty.

      Farewell in God’s name,
      Sir Emeth Mimetes

  2. Very good,

    “Every man is ruled by his choices. His choices are ruled by his thoughts.”

    This truth needs to be spread around like pollen, permeating all of society. A good heart (thinking about good things) makes the tree good, and the fruit that follows will also be good.

    Proverbs 4:20-27! Above all things, guard your heart (inner man, thoughts, affection)!

  3. Thankyou for this stirring post. You make me want to pick up my Bible and explore God’s will for my life.

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