For the Lord Your God is a Consuming Fire
Something to consider or as a gentle reminder, God is jealous for our hearts to be fully given to Him in peace, joy and love.
It is so easy and sometimes hidden to get things out of order. It can be a subtle and gradual turning over time that leads us to a heart misplacement.
The solution is always easy, once it is identified. It’s a willingness to feel conviction and turn the other way. It starts with a prayer that goes something like this:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.”
Is there anything that feels like it has a hold on you? Are you tired of the space something is taking up in your heart and mind?
It could be a heart misplaced towards something other than your Creator. An idol. Anything can be an idol, even the good things, such as, the way we worship, a ministry assignment or what we think community should look like. These can be the less obvious forms of idol worship but just as significant in stealing our heart connection with the Lord.
There are good desires, hopes and dreams to hold onto but they shouldn’t take the place of a pure heart of worship to an audience of One.
Feel the feelings of lost hopes and desires, if that applies. Then ask Him to fill you with Himself. Keep letting go of the things in order to grab hold of Him more and more with a full and pure heart.
There is a day coming where truly truly nothing will stand in the way of our hearts being fully given to Him, in peace, joy and love. I long for the day where we get to see Him face to face, at just the right time.
Praying beloved ones for Him to remove the things that hinder love in our hearts today. 🙏🏻❤️