Monday, February 14, 2011

Who's After Your Heart?

Acts 13:22

And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

Who's After Your Heart?

Ah, it's Valentine's Day. The office is full of candy and flowers. Different people are walking around wearing red and sharing cheerful greetings. It's actually one of my favorite holidays. What's not to like? Chocolate! Flowers! People in good moods, talking about love!

And with all this excitement about hearts, the Holy Spirit made it clear that even in this commercial holiday, it still comes back to Jesus.

David was not only a descendant of Christ, but a forerunner. He was not a perfect man. He stole a man's wife. When he was old, they put a young woman in his bed to make sure he was dying. No, he wasn't Jesus, but they held a similar character trait...they were both after the heart of God.

How did they demonstrate this longing? They sought to do the Father's will in its entirity...the things they should do and the things they shouldn't.

What a testimony! What a compliment! To be known to God, the Creator of all things as someone who is after His heart! That's an amazing thing and a blessing that you cannot earn. It has to be given. You can strive to work for someone's affection, but THEY have to be the one to acknowlege it as sincere.

Sound like a bad love story. I encourage you to look around. There is Someone of pure heart, with motivations only to your benefit Who is longing for you. Yes, dear ones, Jesus, the very Son of God, His Beloved is seeking your heart. And what He wants to do with your heart is even more amazing. He wants to give your back to your Father, your Creator, your very Source.

He doesn't have flowers for you. There's no candy. No, His gifts are more precious...His very blood. His entire life and everything He had available in an earthly body. He gave all He had, for your heart.

He's after your heart. Are you after His?

Romans 10:6-9

6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

For Valentine's Day, I pray that you received the very love of Christ.

Evg. Stephanie Robinson

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