What I Really, Really Want


What I Really, Really Want

November 28, 2021

Ed Traverse

The battle for contentment




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“What I really, really want”

What you desire will drive your actions

Exodus 20:17 – “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant,

or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”

There is a battle going on inside your heart

James 4:1-3 – "What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire

and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do

not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions."

Contentment is found in knowing the Lord

Phil 4:10-13 – 10 "I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but

you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be

brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance

and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me."