2 Chronicles 25:2 NASB
He did right in the sight of the Lord, yet not with a whole heart.
That verse was written about a king. He was the leader of people and of the land. Specifically that king’s name was Amaziah. The content of that verse said this man had problems.
Far too many people are living that same way. They are the faithful at church and even serve in ministries as well as do great things, but their hearts, motives and actions are for the wrong reason. The phrase “not with a whole heart” troubles me greatly.
I believe that God’s desire is to have men and women who are completely sold out to Him. Our world is in deep desire of real people who really live for God. These kind of people stop playing games while they are living for God.
Let me make this clear. I did not say this person dresses right, acts right and is always serious. The man or women I am speaking of can come from all walks of life and have many different callings. What is difference about this person is that they seek God first and do that with all their heart. It is first priority to see to it that God is first in their lives.
Matthew 15:8 NASB
This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me.
We cannot say the right thing and do something different. That person is a hypocrite. This could also be the person that tries to cover up their sin. The issue is the heart, and God knows our hearts. What is real will one day be seen by others because God will reveal it.
God desires to have people serve and worship beginning from their heart and that overflowing with their words and actions. May our lives be real, be transparent and match in every area as we live and enjoy life.
I believe this person is one who seeks God and allows the Holy Spirit to lead their lives!
Galatians 5:25 NASB
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
Francesca Battistelli’s song the “Holy Spirit” says this:
No thing can compare. You're our living hope. Your presence, Lord, I've tasted and seen Of the sweetest of loves Where my heart becomes free And my shame is undone, Your presence, Lord … Holy Spirit, You are welcome here
Further, Hillsong’s “Oceans” says:
And I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves. When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I am Yours and You are mine. Your grace abounds in deepest waters. Your sovereign hand Will be my guide. Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me You've never failed and You won't start now
With a deep relationship with God and allowing the Holy Spirit of God to lead, we will make sure that our lives and our hearts match. It grieves me big time when I see people playing a game with faith or just being religious.
May our lives be deeply seated in God where our actions and our hearts are fully directed by God so that we are where God shows up and God shows off!
Please pray for our back2school event that is one week away. Ask God to provide what is needed, prepare the workers and students that will be a part.