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What Do I Crave the Most?

What is my deepest longing or desire, the thing I crave the most?

What do I crave

That is a hard question to answer, because I can think of several things.

I would love to have all the clutter out of my house. It would enable me to live more simply.

I would love to see all the repairs done that are needed on the house. Floors need replacing. We need to remodel a bathroom to add a shower and make it more accessible for our son. (We just bought flooring for the kitchen so we will install it soon.)

I would love to finish the landscaping around the house, getting rid of the weeds and brush. We will continue to replace with edible plants and flowers.

I would love to have my house clean, and nicely but simply decorated for this holiday time.

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I would love to publish a book of poetry and/or a photo haiku collection.

Many of these desires can be fulfilled by buckling down and getting to work. Click To Tweet Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.

All of these wants are good and needed, but do I really crave them?

More than any of these listed I crave peace and a deeper relationship with God. Click To Tweet Having all my children and grandchildren experience God’s peace and love would bring me even more joy. I pray that this verse will one day be realized for all my children.

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I’m linking up with:
#FiveMinuteFriday where the word prompt is crave.
#Faith’nFriends, #GiveMeGrace, #MomentsofHope, #LMMLinkup, #TellHIsStory, #TeaAndWord, #ThreeWordWednesday

 

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22 thoughts on “What Do I Crave the Most?”

  1. Always seems like the to do list is never ending doesn’t it? We build our home 14 years ago and it seems like since we bought everything at the same time it’s all breaking at the same time.

    1. Yes, I don’t know if a to do list ever ends…. We moved into our home over 18 years ago and have accumulated a lot. So there is clutter to purge, repairs to be made and we’ve just purchased a new dishwasher. Have not had one for a few years.

      Of course, all this is temporal, but it’s nice to have things working and in order and clean. It’s just that I can’t let my contentment depend on those things.

      Thanks for visiting and have a great rest of the weekend! Blessings!

  2. Oh, that verse is one of my favorites, Gayl! In fact, when we first looked at this home, over 12 years ago, that verse was framed on the wall, and was one of the confirmations God used to let us know this was the house for us. Thank you for the precious reminder, as there are times when I also look around at the to-do list and wonder if we can handle this home. God certainly knows how to keep us in HIS truth, doesn’t He? Blessings and Sweet Hugs!

    1. What a cool story about your house and that verse! Yes, God does sometimes have interesting ways to keep us in His truth. 🙂

      Blessings and hugs to you, too, dear Bettie! xo

  3. I’m with you on the craving to have all of my children and grandchildren (ok, I only have one and he’s a baby, still) know and love Jesus. I think that’s my deepest heart’s desire.

    1. Oh, you’ll have fun decorating with the hearth and mantel! 🙂 Sounds lovely. Thanks for visiting, Sue. I’m still working on your book. It’s lovely, but I’ve go so many books started that I read a little in each one. LOL Maybe I should just have one or two going and get them finished. Hospitality is something I’ve always loved and enjoy reading what others have found to be helpful and a blessing to others.

      Blessings to you! Have a great week!

  4. Ah, wants vs deep down craving for God. It’s so “simple” when you really think about it, and yet I know that I can’t do any of it without God’s help.
    And the to-do lists, yikes. It seems as soon as I cross off one thing, I find three more that need to be added!
    Peace for this busy season.
    Patricia (FMF#37)

    1. “Simple” yes, but not easy. I definitely need God’s help. 🙂 Oh, I know what you mean about to do lists. They seem to grow faster than we can keep up. LOL

      Blessings and peace to you, Patricia, and thanks for stopping by!

  5. Oh, yes I am in the same boat here, Gayl. “Buckling down and getting to work” is something God showed me this past week with the unplugging, and showed me that it only then that I will see the fruits of “those” labors. I love the picture of your cabin! We used to live in a log cabin back from 2006 to 2009 but outgrew it (small!) quicker than what we thought. I am trying not to be jealous of the snow?? (Or is this an old photo?) I know it is snowing in some parts obviously. I was praying for it yesterday like a little kid LOL.

    Blessings to you!

    1. Yes, God has been showing me that, too. I’ve been trying to get more done around the house and not be online so much. It’s amazing what all I can do when I leave the computer for awhile.

      Glad you like the picture. I don’t remember when I took it. It may have been a couple of years ago or maybe more. LOL It’s bigger than it looks. The problem is that is doesn’t have many closets and we are overflowing. There were 9 of us living here for awhile, and for a couple of months we had up to 13. Besides having a single mom and her baby, we had exchange students. That was a fun year!

      Anyway, I’m rambling. LOL Thank you for visiting and have a great rest of the week. Blessings to you! xo

  6. Hi, thanks for sharing on the #LMMLinkup this week. I also visited you through the #FMF community. I too crave a well-ordered home and in addition more time to write and focus on my publishing goals. I pray your dreams come true.

  7. Your list sounds similar to mine. I love the verse you closed with. That is my prayer for my family. May these days leading up to Christmas be filled with peace and awareness of God’s love.

  8. It seems as if some of my dreams will never come true. Just last night I received another disappoint in this area. It can be difficult to know when to keep going and when to quit. I want Jesus and Jesus alone to be enough. If I’m honest, I don’t live like He is, though.

    Thanks for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays!

    1. It’s hard when you receive It is also hard to know whether or not to keep going in a certain area. I pray God will give you wisdom, Brandi.
      May God bless you!

      Thank you for visiting!

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