Follow His Heart

Ok, it’s time for a message.   When following our hearts leads us away from His heart.  Sometimes we grow impatient with the Lord, especially when it seems He isn’t giving us what we want when we want it and in the way we want it.  Then because we know Him, we take pressing our matters into our own hands and we do things our own way – we save ourselves.  King Saul did this on many occasions.  On one such occasion Samuel speaks to Saul in 1 Samuel 13:14 and tells him “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you….. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart”.  Saul’s acts of obedience were actually disobedient acts because Saul sought what he wanted more than what God wanted.  God rejected Saul that day and informed him that He sought a man who would seek His heart not just His blessings.  Many of us would say our hearts are to follow the Lord but that is not the same as seeking after the Lord’s own heart.  When we follow Him, we may never be changed; but we seek to have His heart because we want to be changed from who we are to Who He wants us to be. When we follow Him,  we may decide to follow our own desires when things get tough; but we seek after His heart because we want to embrace tough things in a way that is going to please Him more than to relieve us.  When we follow Him, the persons who follow are still more visible than the persons He wants us to be; and when we follow,  we want others to see the character and integrity of how we see ourselves and the righteousness in the things we do; But when we seek after Him , He shows others how He favors the small humble persons we are, who are not perfect in any way except we are steadfast in our pursuit to catch His heart and to reveal the character and integrity of His work in our lives.  When we believe we are following Him, we can leave a trail of foolishness around us because we foolishly anoint our desires and come to believe they are what He wants for us; But when we seek after His heart, He turns our same foolishness  and mistakes into favor and a deeper identity found in Him.  Are you following your heart or seeking His heart?  Do you lift up your enemy or do you exact revenge on him.  Look around you at the foolish things you are doing in the name of following Him and you will find your answer.  Love a Delivered Life.  Love you.