When Serving God,Listen to your Heaert
March 7, 2009 4:58am CST
The Bible uses the term "heart" to describe the bundle of desires, hopes, interests, ambitions, dreams, and affections that you have. Your heart represents the source of all your motivations – what you love to do and what you care about most. Even today, we still use the word in this way when we say, "I love you with all my heart." The Bible says what is in your heart is what you really are, not what others think you are, or what circumstances force you to be (Proverbs 27:19). Your heart is the real you. It determines why you say the things you do, why you feel the way you do, and why you act the way you do. Physically, each of us has a unique heartbeat. Just as we each have unique thumbprints, eye prints, and voiceprints, our hearts beat in slightly different patterns. It's amazing that out of all the billions of people who've ever lived, no one has ever had a heartbeat exactly like yours. In the same way, God has given each of us a unique emotional heartbeat that races when we think about the subjects, activities, or circumstances that interest us. We instinctively care about some things and not about others. These are clues to where you should be serving. Another word for heart is passion. There are certain subjects that you feel deeply passionate about and others that you couldn't care less about. Some experiences turn you on and capture your attention, while others turn you off or bore you to tears. These reveal the nature of your heart; listen for inner promptings that can point to the ministry God intends for you to have. When you were growing up you may have discovered that you were intensely interested in some subjects that no one else in your family cared about. Where did those interests come from? They came from God! God had a purpose in giving you these inborn interests. Your emotional heartbeat is a key to understanding your shape for service. Don't ignore your interests; consider how they might be used for God's glory. There is a reason that you love to do these things. Listen for inner promptings that can point to the ministry God intends for you to have. © 2009 Purpose Driven Life. All rights reserved.
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9 Mar 09
Yes indeed there is a reason that we love to do things. I just hope that people will learn to love doing things for the Lord. Sadly, most are attached to the world and do not even know God. But for believers there is no excuse, listening to God is not at all hard.
7 Mar 09
I do not have any kind of wisdom and I guess it will take me many lifetimes to make sense of existence. The concept of god is very difficult for me and life is just as confusing. I did have to sit and practice on a piano which is very good. I can understand the satisfaction from doing this. cheers!!
7 Mar 09
Yes you are actually talking right. whenever we are serving god or praying to him, it is very necessary that we should listen to our hearts, not only because heart speaks the truth or it feels what we create and make it to. but heart is the purest part and has the tendency to connect with god directly. nothing can make us and our thoughts diffrent from our hearts and we then never decide wrong