Journey of Desire by John Eldredge

“The greatest human tragedy is to give up the search. Nothing is of greater importance than the life of our deep heart. To lose hear is to lose everything.”

Desire is a powerful human emotion. We are unquestionably defined by our desire. Christians ought to be concerned with the object of your desires, and rightfully so. We typically try to fill our lives with entertainment or possessions. But just as threatening to our hearts is the loss of desire. We have all felt the loss of desire in our lives, it usually follows a huge heartbreak or after a sequence of failures. Many Christians today feel this loss of desire. Their faith lacks any desire because they either don’t see God in the everyday or they feel God abandoned them long ago.

Eldredge wrote Journey of Desire for the disheartened. We retells the stories we found sprinkled throughout Scriptures, stories of men and women who fail miserably and gave up, yet God used them to do great things. Additionally, God created a beautiful universe for us to enjoy. Yes, it is scarred with the mark of sin but it is still a beautiful creation. We are meant to desire food, sex, family, community, etc. Embracing what God created helps us understand God.

God is the ultimate desire. As I grow closer to Him, my desires will become align with His.