Winning The Heart Of God by Robb Thompson
This book explores what it means to be a person after God's own heart, it challenges us in the areas of submission and loyalty. God is searching for people with perfect hearts, people who are committed and loyal. These are the people who have learned to respond to every situation from God's perspective and thereby win the heart of God
2 Chronicles:9 says "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro the heart throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong on behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards him." God found himself such a man by the name of David.
In Acts 13:22 God called David a man after his own heart. What does that mean the word after in the Greek means to resemble, to follow, to be in pursuit of, to aspire and to desire to be like. David as a man who aspired to be like God, he wanted everything in his life to reflect God. Because of this God was able to use David in a mighty way.
Many Christians want God to use them today in a mighty way and they sincerely believe that they are doing what God told them even they are living outside of God's command. Such was the case of King Saul, when the prophet Samuel confronted him. Samuel said to Saul, if you obeyed God's instructions completely what is this bleating of sheep and and lowing of oxen that I hear. Of course King Saul had his excuse, just like many Christians they always have an excuse.
But Samuel told him because you disobeyed the word of the Lord God has rejected you as King over Israel. When we get caught in our wrongdoing we always want to do what we can to get out of the sticky situation, but seldom is there a change in the heart, its only outward. Luke 6 says why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not do the things which I say. That is not what God is looking for.
Psalms 51 says against you, you only have I sinned...
Every sin that is committed is ultimately against God, when you rebel, you rebel against God, every disobedience, and doing things your own way is revolting against God.God is not only looking for submission but he is also looking for loyalty.
God requires loyalty according to Proverbs 19:22, and in Micah 6:8 we are told God requires his people to do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly before God. We all want other people to be loyal, we look for loyalty in our relationships but how much are we willing to give back. In the same way God is looking for loyalty from us. Can we say that we are loyal to man and most of all to God?
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The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.