For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His (2 Chronicles 16:9)
In the recent Disciple Class, we studied about Joshua, the various judges, King Saul and King David. We were asked to define what it means to “chase after god’s own heart”… I’ve never thought deeply about this matter… I assumed that as long as I have that thought lingering in my mind, some day, just some day… I’ll achieve it. But is it truly something that comes naturally? Or is it a choice that we have to make in every moment from dawn to dusk?
What is God looking for: He is looking for men and women whose hearts are His—completely. There are no locked closets. Nothing’s been swept under the rugs. That means that when you do wrong, you admit it and come to terms with it. You long to please Him in your actions. You care deeply about the motivations behind your actions. God is not looking for magnificent specimens of humanity. He’s looking for deeply spiritual, genuinely humble servants who uphold integrity.
A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George: the time we spend in solitude with our bible and our prayer list, our secret life spent with our Heavenly Father, is time spent waiting upon the Lord. Then, in the fullness of time, in God’s perfect timing, there is mounting up, taking flight like the eagle in Isaiah 40:31. We are able to soar because we have been with the Lord.. We have more to give to our neighbours if we regularly place ourselves before God and let Him grow us, strengthen us and ultimately transform us.