Devotions Inspired by the Fresh Start Bible • Day 1 • God's Greatest Desire
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God's Greatest Desire


By
  • Robert Morris

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, … . ”

Genesis 1:26

Have you ever wondered why you were created? The answer can be found by looking at Adam, the first person God created.

Adam lived in the Garden of Eden and spent time with God every day, yet he had a desire for something more. One day when Adam was with God, I imagine he said, “God, I love everything in the garden! I enjoy walking with You and talking with You, but I’m lonely. I have a longing for something more.”

While that conversation isn’t in the Bible, Genesis 2:20 does say, “[Adam] gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.”

So what did God do? “The Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man” (Genesis 2:21–22).

How did God know the only thing that would satisfy the desire of Adam’s heart was a bride? It’s because He has the same desire. God desires a bride, and the bride is you! So that longing Adam had for something more? It was for God and from God! Scripture says God has placed eternity within the hearts of man (see Ecclesiastes 3:11)—not so it would drive us crazy but so it would drive us closer to Him!

You were created to love God, but it’s your choice. You see, God created you in His image, which means He created you with a will because He has a will. He chose to create you, His bride, in hopes that you would love Him as much as He loves you.

God’s greatest desire is you and that you would choose to love Him. Will you make that choice today?


Prayer

God, thank You for creating me in Your image and giving me free will to choose how I will live my life. Today, I choose to live for You and to love You. Thank You for putting a desire for You in my heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Activation

Holy Spirit, what are You saying to me today?


Memory Verse

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
Matthew 5:14–16
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