God’s Heart Doesn’t Stop with Us
As wonderful and life-giving as it is to access the heart of God for ourselves, having God's heart isn't meant to stop with us. His heart is meant to fill us, empower us, and transform us to live in such a way that we are light in the darkness. In Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus said:
A Foundation of Affection
One of the most wonderful results of knowing the heart of God is living with a foundation of affection. Often we spend too much of our daily time and energy working for the affections of others. From trying to earn the respect and admiration of friends and family to vying for approval from a comp...
Revelation through Others
One of the chief ways God reveals his heart to us is revelation through fellow believers. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as y...
The Holy Spirit dwelling inside of us as believers is our gateway to the heart of God. It's through him that we can know the thoughts, emotions, and will of the Father. It's through him that we grow in our revelation of God through Scripture. And it's through him that we encounter God's manifest ...
Scripture is one of the best indications we have of God's intense longing to be known by his people. Every time we open up the Bible we are looking at a miracle. God has revealed himself to us in a way that is beyond dispute and beyond anything we could ask or imagine. Within the pages of Scriptu...
Seeking God isn't meant to be a one-time event. We're not meant to run off the fuel of an occasional encounter with our Father's love. Rather, seeking and finding God's heart is to be at the foundation of all we do. It's to be intertwined in our thoughts, actions, and emotions. He longs to reveal...
You Can Know God
God longs to be known by you. He longs for you to make time to simply seek his face and get to know his personality, the nature of his love, and the availability of his presence. You don't have to live without a real, revelatory knowledge of God's heart. You don't have to live with the uncertaint...
Live for His Glory
One of the most constant and critical struggles we as believers have is balancing our God-given longing for greatness with striving for our own glory on earth. You were made to long for greatness. You were made to do earth-shattering, bondage-breaking, life-giving works. But the Bible makes it cl...
Be the Hands and Feet of Jesus
One of the best ways to experience the promises of God is to co-labor with him in his purposes of restoration. It's incredible that God's plan is to use us, his church, to see his kingdom come to earth. He's commissioned us to spread the gospel. He's chosen us to tell of the good news of restored...
Make Time to Experience God
Our world deems the busiest people to be the most successful. We look at the lives of those who work more than the average person and admire their fortitude and drive. We compare our own lives to those who seem to work more, have more, and do more with their time and wish we could have the resolv...