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Jan 10, 2010

A Person After God's Own Heart

I love hearts. They symbolize more than the very important anatomical structure responsible for circulation. Hearts symbolize love which is exactly what Jesus is all about. God loved the world so much that He gave his only Son, that whomever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life! I not only love hearts but I long to be a person after God's own heart. Hum...so what exactly does that mean anyway? The Bible points us to the definition in this passage, "After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: "I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do." Acts 13:22

Doing everything God wants. That is what it takes to be a person after God's own heart. Just think about that for a minute. Do you spend your time doing what God wants you to do or are you busy doing what you want to do? Not too sure? Well, consider this, Jesus told us that where our treasure is our heart would also be (Matthew 6:21). So, what is it that you treasure? What is it that is most important to you? What is it that you spend your time, talent and energy pursuing? If the answer is God, then you more than likely are a person after God's own heart, doing what God wants you to do and spending time with Him so that you know him and exactly what he wants.You may be thinking that this sounds easier than if really is. Honestly, life is very complicated these days. There is so much to do, and even more than ever before, there is so much to get you distracted and to take up your time. Make an effort this week to track where you are spending your time, talent, and money. You may discover that in order to be a person after God's own heart you need to change your focus or direction. Place a heart somewhere that your eye is drawn to during the day. Let it to act as a visual reminder for you to focus on the things of God instead of the things of the world so you can make Jesus the reason your heart is beating for.

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