Thank you for taking the time out to read my blog.
I trust that the Father would speak to you through my words. I pray that you would encounter Him more. I pray that you would know Him better. I pray that you would have a revelation of how good He is!
I imagine us sitting around my dining room table, as I share with you what the Lord has placed on my heart.
So grab your coffee and let’s chat!
Have you ever asked yourself the question, ‘What is on Gods heart?’
Do you think it’s even possible to know the heart of God?
As I tuck my girls in tighlty for their night time slumber, I gently kiss their foreheads and run my hands through their hair, “goodnight!” I whisper. I hurriedly turn to walk out the door, eager to get the last of the dishes washed before I turn in for the night. My three year old looks at me with displeasure written all over her wrinkled forehead; “Mom, you didn’t pray!” So I close my eyes and ask the girls to close their eyes, and we pray.
We have access to the heart of the Father through prayer.
It is possible to know Gods heart. We know His heart through prayer and meditating on His Word. Prayer is a communication line to God. Through prayer and reading Gods Word, we are able to know the heartbeat of God.
These last few months, I’ve called out to God louder than ever before. In the uncertainty of Covid chaos, I needed to hear His voice. I often ask God, when praying for my family and our business; “Father, show me your heart.” I pray and ask the Lord to share with me the deep desires of His heart for my life.
Jeremiah 33:3 is my favourite scripture.
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
There is an invitation to know the heart of God. All we need to do is ask. I love that the Lord invites us into His courts. He calls us by name and He says, ‘come!’
Are you leaning in to listen to the heart of the Father?
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God”
Psalm 46 is another invitation for us to be still in the presence of God and to know Him. Scripture tells me that I can know God and I can know His heart. Scripture also tells me that Gods wants me to know Him.
So, what is on the heart of God?
- H – That we hear His voice through His Word and His Spirit – 1 Kings 19:12
- E – That we engage ourselves in teaching, prayer and fellowship with other believers – Acts 2:42
- A – That we live our lives in agreement with His truth, His Word, His Spirit and His Son – John 3:16
- R – That we respond to the call that God has on our lives – Isaiah 6:8
- T – That we tell others about Him – Matthew 28:19-20
What can you do today to move into a position of knowing Gods heart better?
One way in which I do this is to know His Word better. Often times, I take scripture and study a passage at a time or a book at a time. We can never know Gods Word too much but we can know too little of it.
God predominantly speaks to us through His Word. As you open up scripture, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to bring revelation as you read. Pray through what you’ve read, meditate on it and write it down. I like to keep a journal of all the things God has highlighted to me.
Jeremiah 29:12 – “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
Matthew 26:41 – “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Psalm 119:33-35 – “Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things;preserve my life according to your word.”
Take some time out this weekend and do a short study on these powerful scriptures.
I pray that the Father would speak to you powerfully through His Word!
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