I have a question for you… it may not be something you can answer right away, but I want you to try. I want you to get a pen and paper and write this on the top of the page…
What if….. You really believed that God’s heart is for YOU?
- What if we really believed this?
- Would it change your behavior?
- Would you step out in faith more?
- Would you be bold?
- Would you refuse to give up?
- Would you ask for the mountain to be moved?
- Would you speak to the fig trees in your life?
- Would you…..( fill in the blank here)?
Many times in my life I have missed that blessing because I didn’t really belive that HIS heart was for me.
Look at Matthew 10:29-31, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s leave and notice. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, then: you are of more value than many sparrows.”
Instead of believing that His heart is FOR me, I have given into the fear that my inadequacy would create an impassable gulf. I made the wrong choice to believe that my works, alone, provided the atmosphere of blessing rather than trusting in the promise of His mercy and love.
Hebrews 11:6 tells us, “But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that comes to God must belive that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.”
My lack of faith and unbelief keep me back from God’s blessing. I can’t earn it, I can’t buy it, I can’t sacrifice enough for it.
Infact, the Word tells us that our sacrifice should be a broken spirit and broken and contrite heart. ( psalm 51:17) He is the greatest heart surgeon because He, alone, masterfully created the human heart with a purpose…. to know His Love.
Romans 5:5, “… the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.”
Today I want to gird you up with His Truth. Psalm 139 carefully details the beauty of his creation of YOU. Please join me as we look at the following verses.
O Lord, you have searched me, and known me
You know my downsitting and my uprising;
You understand my thought afar off.
You sift and search out my path and my lying down
and you are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word in my toungue, [still unuttered],
but behold, O Lord,You know it altogether.
You have beset me and shut me in – behind and before,
and You have laid your hand upon me.
Your [infinite] knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high above me, I cannot reach it.
For You did form my inward parts;
You did knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will praise you:
For I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are your works;
and that my sould knows right well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was being formed in the secret,
intricately and curiously wrought
[as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance,
and in Your book all the days [of my life]
were written before ever they took shape,
when as yet there were none of them.
How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God.
How vast is the sum of them!
If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand.
When I awoke [ could I count to the end] I would still be with You.
I wonder, if we really belived what this Word of Truth says, would we ever feel worthless? Would ever really feel inadequate? Would we be disheartened?
Listen, friend, to the heart of the Lord towards you. Believe that He is for you and not against you. (Romans 8:31) Trust in His sovereign grace and mercy, it is enough for anything we could bring to Him. Let your faith be strengthened today and consider the hope that is laced with expectation and rest in His glorious LOVE.
What if ….. YOU really believed that God’s HEART is for YOU?
I’d love to hear from you. Take a risk and step out in faith. Would your life be radically changed if you believed that He was REALLY For You?
Praying for radical faith to rise up and for His radical love to capture your very beautiful heart!
Venture over to their friendly gathering place to fill up your tanks with a bit more love for the journey.