What do you want? We find Jesus asking this question three different times in the gospels. But each time he asks it the answer seems completely obvious - so why ask in the first place? Jesus knew the central importance of desire in our lives. In Romans 7, Paul struggles with desire: on the one hand, he desires to follow God but, on the other, he finds another desire at work which causes him to do evil. We can all relate to Paul's struggle. What are we to do with our desires? How do our desires relate to our formation into the image of Christ by the work of the Spirit for the sake of others?
How we answer this question - what do you want - matters to God. Be sure to check out the spiritual activity for this week and use it to bring yourself and your desires before God. Take time to walk in and by the Spirit and allow your desires to be re-oriented to the only One who can fulfill them.