We want our desires to line up with God’s purposes for our lives. This song by Jeremy Camp gives voice to the desire for God’s purposes to be expressed in our lives.
The lyrics of My Desire are rich with Biblical themes and meaning. Here are the scripture passages that accompany the song:
“Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.”
“It’s not what goes into your body that defiles you; you are defiled by what comes from your heart.”
“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
“Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever), the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.”
“For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.”
“May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”
“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”
We hope this song blesses you and reminds you that we all need the Lord. None of us are anything apart from Him!
Watch the story behind the song here:
Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab, Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, Obed fathered Jesse…
This is one of the most inspirational passages of scripture. Did you catch it? Rahab is included in the genealogy of Jesus of Nazareth, the sinless Messiah. Rahab. Yes, that Rahab. She was a prostitute in Jericho when Joshua led the Israelites to capture the city.
No matter a person’s religious or moral persuasions, it is pretty safe to say that most people would agree prostitution is morally wrong. Prostitution may be the world’s oldest profession, but it is an indication, both for the prostitute and the “customer” of a callous and unrepentant attitude toward sexual morality. It’s not just a one-time indiscretion. A harlot doesn’t just enter into a scandalous affair for a short term. Prostitution was Rahab’s occupation.
And yet her name is included in the genealogy of the Messiah. Rahab is forever remembered as a prostitute. But she is also forever remembered as the great, great grandmother of King David, a man after God’s own heart.