Desperation Produces Results

It is undeniable that desperation leads to actions that often produces results. When my children want ice cream or any sweet treat for that matter; they are willing to do things that does not come naturally for most of them…clean!  It is indeed a sight for sore eyes to see the six of them mobilize to get the job down, even Faith gets in the mix.   My children’s desperation for something sweet gives self-motivation a whole new meaning!

The question that I have to ask myself and I ask the same of you, what are you most desperate for? Is it Jesus? Desperate people will do whatever it takes to get their desired result (JESUS)

Am I as desperate as Zacchaeus, abandoning tradition, cultural norms, and my sins and run to see Jesus?

Am I as desperate as blind Bartimaeus, yelling even louder when the crowd tries to silence me?

Am I as desperate as Jairus, falling at Jesus’ feet pleading with Him for healing?

Am I as desperate as the woman with the issue of blood, pressing through obstacles to meet Jesus?

Because the evidence is there, desperation yields results…

Salvation came to Zacchaeus’ house, a sinner. Bartimaeus the blind beggar received his sight and followed Jesus.  Jairus’ DEAD daughter was brought back to life.  The woman who constantly bled for 12 years was INSTANTLY healed.

I want to always have a heightened sense of desperation for God and the action to prove it.

I am desperate for more of His fire

For His presence

His power

His love

For Him

He promised that if I search for Him  with my whole heart, I will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).  Whole heart…desperate heart.

Are you desperate?

 

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Anika Jones

About the Author

Anika Jones

Hello there! I am Anika and I am definitely one of those. Passion oozes from every fiber of my being. I love to love. Sounds cheesy, I know, but I already told you that I am one of those kinds of people. Read on to find out some more interesting facts about me… 1. I love me some Jesus. I love to testify and if you hang around me long enough you may hear me bragging on the awesomeness of God, like how • He gave me a house I couldn't afford • Healed two of my children • Gave me a yes when I wanted to say no 2. I married a younger man…OK, not really. I was 23 while he was 22. My birthday is in April and his in August, but it’s our running joke. Nevertheless, after 13 years of marriage, I happen to love him deeply, and it still makes for a great story. 3. I have experienced the pain of two miscarriages and the joy of delivering 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls). I have both a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Early Childhood Education, which I put to good use staying home with the kiddos. 4. I attend an awesome church where my husband is the Assistant Pastor. I am also a part of a not for profit organization that encourages women to walk in their God given purpose. 5. I am addicted to prayer. 6. I am considered nice by most, definitely extreme by design. I am politically incorrect. 7. I take the scenic route when telling a story, but I promise if you hang on long enough, I eventually get to the punch line. 8. I have great ideas but I sometimes procrastinate. Jesus and I are working on that one. 9. I am guilty of overthinking things (refer to number 8). 10. I am originally from Jamaica. Surprise…sunshine and coconuts are two of my favorite things. 11. I subscribe to the Paleo Diet and actually did a round of Whole 30. 12. I love to experiment in the kitchen. 13. I make an absolute mess when I cook. I try to clean as I go but get distracted with cooking. Go figure. (My family doesn't always enjoy my cooking but I make them eat it anyway.) 14. I love people and enjoy talking to them—even the weird ones. I tried being otherwise but found it doesn't suit me well, so I'm learning to be okay with being me. 15. I have traction alopecia and wear wigs and am crazy enough to believe God for restoring my hair follicles even though the doctors have said otherwise. 16. A movie is considered good only if it makes me cry...more than once. Sound of Music happens to be my all time favorite. 17. I really wish I sang well. I really don't. 18. Telling people about Jesus is my favorite past time. And if I'm not talking about Him, I'm talking about my family or some random health fact I learned on Google. 19. I love redemption stories and happy endings, that’s why I said yes to Jesus. Feel like you know me a little more? Well good! Please continue to stop by my little corner of cyber world. And do leave a comment. Remember I love to talk to people!

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D Robinson

Desperation is definitely a motivator. After this year, I am more desperate for Jesus than ever before!

    Anika Jones

    2015 has been a year hasn’t it? I am thankful for all the lessons I have learned (even the difficult ones). As a result, I am also more desperate for Jesus than before!

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