“The most powerful agent of growth and transformation is something much more basic than any technique: a change of heart. “
- John Welwood
God will place the desire in our heart for us to follow Him.
Almost a year ago that was me. I was in denial for pretty much my entire life about needing God and when I least expected it, He sparked something in my heart and I desired to seek Him. It didn’t happen over night and it was a process. Even now, it’s a process as He continues to work through me. He is looking for people in the world He can work through and bless. All it takes is a spark.
2 Chronicles 16:9
9 For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
God is looking for someone with a blameless and right heart.
Yesterday morning in prayer, I repented to God about a thought I had two nights before. It was a thought that surprised me because it was vengeful and happened because I was hurting. We don’t realize how right our hearts aren’t when we find ourselves thinking negatively about other people or our life. If we really want a right heart and be the person God wants us to be we need to get our hearts right with Him. “God would rather have someone who makes a few mistakes but has a really right heart, than someone who does everything right.” We are no surprise to God, He knew what He was getting when He made us.
Right hearts always grows spiritually.
Though I am not perfect, I am growing. Every day God changes my attitude, behavior, and heart. Our relationship with God isn’t just Sunday, it’s every breathing day. It’s about having Him in every part of our life, every single day.Spiritual growth starts with us and if we aren’t desperately seeking to improve our behavior then something is wrong in our hearts. The worst thing that can happen to us is for God to leave us alone and let us stay the way we are.
Right hearts are fully committed to God.
God is looking for hearts that are completely His. That means our thoughts and feelings too. The other day I said if I wasn’t careful with my thoughts and feelings I was going to have a heart attack before the age of 30. I have been under a lot of emotional stress lately and it’s been weighing me down. Then like always, God sparks something in my heart, gets my attention and I focus on Him, not the person or problem that is bothering me. If we aren’t committed to God and don’t want to change then we have a heart problem and something is wrong. “Being a Christian doesn’t mean sneaking through the back door of Heaven, it means how we are living our life.”
Every day I pray for God to work through me and change my heart. God sees our heart and if we really crave doing what is right, we will get our hearts right with Him. We need to ask ourselves daily what’s in our heart and dedicate our life in doing what’s right.
All it takes is a spark in the heart to change.
How is your heart today?
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.