What does it really mean to have a heart for God? Is it ministry? Or just be passionate about your love for Jesus? Does it mean you are always at church or volunteering? Does it mean we give up ourselves completely to HIm, yes, but we have a new identity in HIm.
And I will answer my own questions, we all minister to people and even to Jesus in a way, but we don’t all have to minister. Yes, we have a passion for Him. No, we don’t have to do everything and I do love that He has a plan for an even better us, we don’t lose anything but the bad and grow in grace and get better, or at least we should, some people still don’t get it.
We talked about David being a man after God’s own heart, though a big time sinner, he was repentant. He was a willing sinner as well, having the Holy Spirit in you now as a believer will help you to keep your heart from sin. Let’s look at few verse about hearts, and I pray we seek His and He carries us close to His. I really know He does.
If only you would prepare your heart and lift up your hands to Him in prayer! Job 11:13
Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Psalm 139:23
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5,6
A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart. Proverbs 21:2
I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds. Jeremiah 17:10
I will give them a heart to know that I am the LORD, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart. Jeremiah 24:7
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37
Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord. Ephesians 5:19
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. 2 Thessalonians 3:5
And many more, so please do your own heart study, it doesn’t have to be February or Valentine’s Day.
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