A Person After God’s Own Heart

June 9, 2014

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

1. Put Jesus First. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). When we take our eyes off of our problems and put them on Jesus, things change. Whatever challenge you are going through right now—God wants to strongly support you.

2. Be Productive. “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples” (John 15:8). God wants us to shoot for high standards and goals, but worry makes us weird and keeps us from bearing fruit. Crucify worry and replace it with trust in God.

3. Maintain Joy and Peace. “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4) Emotions can change from moment to moment. That’s why we must learn how to delight ourselves in the Lord through prayer, praising God, and reading the Word. As we feed our faith, we will starve our doubts to death.

4. Fight the Good Fight. “Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called” (1 Timothy 6:12a). God’s Word is the road map that guides us to victory. As you continue standing against the battles that try to wear you down, you will see amazing testimonies emerge from impossible-looking situations.

Pray This Prayer:
I fix my eyes on You, Jesus, with the confidence that God will see me through every time. I feed on God’s faithfulness for what I need right now in my life. I will trust in the Lord and do good. Thank You, God, for a spirit of wisdom and revelation for every situation I face. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I love You, Jesus!

Peace noun – A state of tranquility or quiet. Freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff

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