The Grove Prompt: Desire

Our hearts are locked in an embrace with our desires. These deep longings stealthily tug us one way and then the other, influencing our decisions, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors – all in an effort to get these desires fulfilled.

The desires for significance, belonging, goodness, justice, security, approval, comfort – all of them – were meant to be filled through a loving relationship with our God. But we try to fill in the gaps with human effort and discipline, and sadly, sometimes with manipulation and deceit.

So, we are going to explore desire this week, become more aware of how desires influence us and fuel our motivation. And in the middle of that exploration, may our hearts be more fully awakened to His invitation to sink all our hopes, affections, and desires into His heart of love for us.

Since the language of desire is often imbedded in images and experiences, this is the perfect week to share with us on Instagram. Tag your photos with #VelvetAshesDesire And bring your blog posts to The Grove beginning Thursday 6pm EST.

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