Prepare your heart for God’s leadings

Every week I focus on what it is God wants me to write. Usually, something I read or listen to directs me in a certain direction. This week several things moved me toward this post. I realized my heart was being prepared to receive a progression of lessons that led to the point I felt led to share. It reminded me of the parable in Matthew 13. It is an ‘allegory’ about the Kingdom of God. Just as a planted seed starts to grow, if hearts are properly prepared, the word of God starts to deepen and grow within a person. What follows are some simple steps to properly align yourself so that you can move toward your true purpose.
It starts with a willingness to pray. Scripture says we are to pray without ceasing. It is like breathing. If we stop we no longer live. If we stop praying we can not experience the life giving force it gives. As we pray we become mindful that the One who created wants to know and be in relationship with us. It untangles us from the things we think brings life and reminds us of the One who gives us life.
PRAYER leads us to an understanding there is something bigger us. A God who loves us all just the same making us no better than anyone else. It gives us the desire to honor and serve Him in all we do which leads us to HUMILITY. Like David in Psalm 51 we ask, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore in me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Again, a prayer asking to be sustained and it also moves us humbly into a right and willing attitude. It is in that place that we can begin to truly live the life that was intended for us.

Last night we got some much-needed rain. It reminded me that God wants to rain blessings down on all of us. The question is, “are we prepared to receive it.” Praying so that we become humble and poor in spirit soften our hearts and be properly prepared for what God wants to give us. However, if we continue to be people thinking there is no God and everything depends on me, we are like hard pavement. Like the rain, God sends his blessings only for them to wash away wasted as their was nowhere for them to be received. God loves each and everyone of us and wants to bless you with His presence in your life. May you find the way to ask God to show you the way to aligning yourself to Matthew 5:8, “Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” When you do, He promises an abundant life and a chance to realize your true purpose in this crazy, uncertain, world.

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