Mick Jagger & the Desires of the Heart

At irregular intervals a sneaking spiritual beetle crawls the dishevelled web of my soul. It seeks hindsight, believing in the strong suspicion that this maybe my finest educator.

In 1969 a twenty-six year old Mick Jagger rocked and rolled the western world in what Rolling Stone magazine listed as the 100th Best Song of all time (2004) with;

You Can't Always Get What You Want.

And YES - the power of hindsight has proved a now elderly Mick correct.

Maybe desires lie unsatisfied within the heart? You have:

  • longed for the seemingly impossible, prayed until your knees ached while your eyes bled? or
  • ached in an unrequited persistence to meet your desires; this then crushed your spirit all the more from its failure?


God will not entertain any competitor for your heart.

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)

It is from my history that I learn what I have had in my heart for me and grasp:

God's clothing for me is far finer than any I may desire.

Today's Soul Snippet:

"Spiritual ambition walks spiritual pavers named endurance." ~ Michael Cartwright

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