What do you want? If you have not already taken part in the last assignment, I would direct you back to that first, click here.


“What do you want?” 


It has again been a question that God has been asking my heart at the most unexpected times. (click here to see a response post from the last time I kept hearing this question)


And it causes me pause. It causes me to seek to find out my REAL desires.


As I hear Him ask, it seems that it is a prioritizing question for us all.


And it leads us to two parallel truths:


1) We need to prioritize prayer and ask Him for ALL our ‘wants’, desires, and needs, allowing Him to purify and to accomplish those desires according to His will.


The answer to this question, “What do you want?” is simply what prayer is.


Concerning all of the wants and needs that surfaced as we sought the Lord for the answer to this question, are we praying for them?


The Word says (James 4:2),

“You do not have because you do not ask.”

Being clear within ourselves about what we really want and what our all-knowing Heavenly Father (Who knows what is best for us and all those we are praying for) desires for us to ‘want’,

simply ASK.


Prioritize prayer.


ASK. And keep asking. “Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]..” 2 Thess. 5:17 AMP


May we give those requests more diligent thought. What do we really want? And if we really want it, we will continue to pray and lay it before the Lord.  We will not be so easily pleased with less than.



And not only do we need to pray about everything (Phil. 4:6,7),

2) We need to prioritize His wants.


There is something about hearing Him, the One Who is able to answer that very request, that makes me truly ponder and examine the deep desires of my heart and if they line up with His desires. And it helps me refocus.


We need to know and have as our priority what He desires for us to want.


Let us not be so sidetracked by our own desires that we spend our time running after the wrong things.


Have you been misled by ‘lesser things’?

Have you talked to Him about what He desires for you to truly want?


PLEASE do so. And prioritize those things. We need you!


We need you seeking God and His Presence, praying, standing firm in the faith and in truth, and knowing your purpose.


“fulfill your ministry.” 2 Tim. 4:5


“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” 1 John 5:14,15


Photo credit:Lindsay Willmer Photography
Flowers by Southern Floral Traditions

Thanks for stopping by.   I would LOVE to hear from you and to hear your thoughts!
Click on the title of this post and leave a comment in the comment section or email me at

If you would like to be notified about new posts as a reminder, simply subscribe here. And I will also send you a copy of my 6 Week Prayer Strategy with a week of devotionals. KEEP ME IN THE LOOP!



A Question to Consider

    “What do you want?”   Have you ever taken the time and truly contemplated the answer to that question? Of course for many, the answer comes immediately. If you are currently in physical pain, then the immediate answer of “health” or even simple “relief” is already on your lips.  Or if you are

Read More

From God’s Heart: Who Gets to Lower My Standard?

“..pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith;…” 1 Timothy 6:11   I am worth more, not less.  More of your time, heart, attention, desire, pursuit.   You are blessed as you give more, and you cheat yourself with less.   Who gets to lower My standard? Since when did lowering My standard

Read More

Don’t Stop Praying

  Elijah could have heard the report of “a cloud as small as a man’s hand” and been discouraged (1 Kings 18:42-45).   That’s not to mention how he could have previously already stopped praying, as time and time the report was, “There is nothing.”   Nothing!   Elijah could have been discouraged and could

Read More

Take Heart at the Smallest of Signs

  You have seen growth and progress, but your heart cries, “Where is the fruit?”   Fix your eyes on the horizon.  Look up and watch for it.   In answer to prayer, praise Me at the first sight (the first report) of the smallest of ‘results’.   “..Elijah went up to the top of

Read More

Can We Be Too Diligent?

  I am serious, and you cannot be too serious about Me.   You cannot be too devoted, spend too much time in My Presence, in prayer, or in My Word (studying to handle it correctly- 2 Timothy 2:15- and to walk in a manner worthy- Eph.4:1, Col. 1:10) in the midst of a crooked

Read More

Do We Need to Reconsider How We Approach a Holy God?

“Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,……let us draw near with a sincere (true) heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil

Read More