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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.

December 1, 2008

Monday Readings - Winning The Heart Of God

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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12 comments:

valerie lynn said...

I have been reading books about God's love for us and how He wants us to love Him with all our heart. What a wonderful feeling it is to love the Lord! Love you too!

Lori said...

Hi Gi,
great post! Love this..."just like many Christians they always have an excuse."...how true and how sad:(

Gi said...

Yes it is a wonderful feeling to love the Lord and more wonderful to know that He first loves us.
Love you too Val.

Gi said...

Indeed Christians always have an excuse. Excuses and more excuses. only when they are challenged they come clean, why wait. Don't wait for the Lord to tell you that He has something against you.

penlighted said...

Hi Gi! I love this post.
I would really love God to make me an instrument and I always pray that He would take away all the negative traits and feelings that I have that hinders me to be a good follower.

His love is amazing. I love how He loves me.

btw, Gi I have an award for you in my blog.

Blessings to you!

Gi said...

Thank you Penlighted.

The word says He will give us the desire of our hearts. As you give Him access into your heart and as you yield yourself fully, He will work in your life

Tamela's Place said...

Hi Gi,

To be the salt and light of the world it takes character and loyalty. Very good post Gi. I also think of loyalty as a form integrity, may we all as God's people always strive to be a man/woman after God's own heart.

Blessings to you sister!
Tamela from Tamela's place :)

Sherri Watt said...

I love this post!! So true that some think they are doing what God called but are living out of His will. So many think they've got it right because they are believe they are "good enough". Gods love is amazing! Bless you!

Gi said...

So true Sheri, None of us are good enough. Bless you

Rev. Thetford said...

Another great post!

Gi said...

Thank you Tamela.

So true, integrity is something very much lacking among Christians.
Bless You

Gi said...

Thank you Rev
Blessings

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