29 May: What’s In Your Heart?
If you don’t think anyone’s watching you, today’s chapter shows how nothing escapes the notice of our Creator who knows even what’s in our heart and mind…
READ 2 SAMUEL 7 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It was the weekend of May 31st in 2009 and I wanted to mark a special milestone. My journey since leaving Australia on May 31st 1984, had taken me to more than 60 countries, at that time, and included many moments of divine intervention. I had much to thank God for but the problem was, everyone in my family seemed busy. After several attempts and various ideas for a “celebration”, I retreated back to the Lord deflated and a little teary. But as the week-end approached, I opened my bible to find that 2 Samuel 7 had been chosen by Max E Anders in his QuieTimes book for that very day. Incredibly enough, this is what he wrote:
“While David cannot actually build the temple …in 2 Chronicles 6:8 the Lord says that it is good that it is in David’s heart to want to do it… There may be things in your heart that you would like to do for God, that you cannot do. Even so, it is good that it is in your heart to want to do it.”[a]
I could only thank God through the tears, that He knew what day it was, the significant milestone I was passing, and what was going on in my life and heart that week-end. Within days, however, my week took a bizarre turn. Through the death of a close friend, I was unexpectedly returned to Australia and found myself right back where my story began 25 years before! My time in Australia (spent with the very people who first sent me out in 1984), landed on the very first month when my journey began!
So, if you’re like King David, or like me, and have an idea in your heart and mind that gives thanks and honour to God, tell Him about it. The Creator God is like any Father who thinks it’s good that it’s in your heart to want to do it, whether it happens for you as you’d planned it or not. Read More? …CLICK on “29 May – Additional Notes”
But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.
Wanting to connect with the One who knows your heart’s desire? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
Great and marvellous are Your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are Your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear You, Lord, and bring glory to Your Name? For You alone are Holy. All nations will come and worship before You because Your righteous acts have been revealed. [Revelation 15:3-4]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: Pray for the people of Georgia[c]
Your Country: Those addicted to pornography
Yourself: Your “daily bread”
Your concerns for today
In the morning, Lord, You hear my voice. In the morning, I lay my requests before You and then I wait expectantly. [Psalm 5:3]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
What other nation is so great, O God, as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of law that You’ve set before me today? [Deuteronomy 4:8]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
I trust You, Father God, that if I believe in the Lord Jesus, I’ll be saved – me and all my household. [Acts 16:31]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[d] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Using our Gifting
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” [1 Corinthians 12:27]
[a] QuieTimes by Max E. Anders – Wolgemuth & Hyatt Publishers Inc. Brentwood, Tennessee © 1990
[b] Matthew 6:5-15
[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31