Good morning, Family:
I hope this morning finds you doing well and at peace in your heart and soul. I pray that the sound mind of Christ, and the Holy Spirit, would lead you and guide you in all that you do.
My heart is somewhat heavy this morning. As a worshipper of God, my highest desire is to be pleasing to Him. Above all else, I dont want anything from God, I just want God. His presence is the most precious treasure.
My heart hurts because God’s heart hurts. God desires nothing more than to fellowship with His creation. That is why we were made. We were created to worship and walk with God. God’s heart hurts because, in the times that we are in now, people are turning their hearts away from God, unless he gives them what they want.
If you were a parent, how would you feel if your children never wanted to spend time with you unless they wanted something from you? What happens when they dont get their way? Do they pout while slamming doors, screaming, crying, and possibly even running away? How does their reaction make you feel? Now, imagine God’s heart when we do it to Him.
As I have matured, in Christ, over the years, I have learned that there is big difference in one aspect of how people see God. In one group, people either want access to God for what He can do for them. Or, in another group, they want access to God for who He Is.
Please hear my heart. One group is not better than the other. Growing in the knowledge of God, for who he is, takes time. It means building a relationship through intimate worship, prayer and learning. As a matter of fact the act of Praise and Worship is thanking God for all He has done AND WORSHIPPING HIM just for who he is. Its important that we praise God, but even more important that we Worship God just for who He Is.
The bible says that God knows our hearts. He knows when we ONLY want what he can give, and have no desire to know him intimately.
The bible encourages us, as Christians, to seek and chase after God. When we chase God and desire to be in His presence, the result is that God wants to bless us and give us the desires of our heart, as long as it lines up with His will for our lives.
What is the desire of your heart. Is your desire what God can give or is your desire for God Himself?
Lets read Psalm 37.
Living Bible (TLB)
37 Never envy the wicked! 2 Soon they fade away like grass and disappear. 3 Trust in the Lord instead. Be kind and good to others; then you will live safely here in the land and prosper, feeding in safety.
4 Be delighted with the Lord. Then he will give you all your heart’s desires. 5 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it, and he will. 6 Your innocence will be clear to everyone. He will vindicate you with the blazing light of justice shining down as from the noonday sun.
7 Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for him to act. Don’t be envious of evil men who prosper.
8 Stop your anger! Turn off your wrath. Don’t fret and worry—it only leads to harm. 9 For the wicked shall be destroyed, but those who trust the Lord shall be given every blessing. 10 Only a little while and the wicked shall disappear. You will look for them in vain. 11 But all who humble themselves before the Lord shall be given every blessing and shall have wonderful peace.
Father, God, we love you. May our hearts’ desire be for you and you ALONE. To be in your presence, in the beauty of your holiness.
Your dwelling place is my heart’s desire.
Humbly bowing, in your presence,