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Monday, June 17, 2013

How To Have A Quality Heart For God

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By Nick Imoru
How do I develop a genuine heartbeat for God"? This can only be determined by the quality of your heart for God. I mean, how much love do you have for God? Jesus speaking in Matthew chapter 22 verses 37 through 40, says:


"Jesus said to him, "you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: you shall you love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."



Friends! You can develop a genuine heartbeat for God by your uncompromising love for Him. Jesus said, "This is the first and great commandment". What an unveiled secret! I have never seen a great man in the kingdom that rose to the top that did not display an undoubted love for God and His affairs. This is it!


NOT SCHEMING BUT LOVE



The love you have for God is the secret. It is not scheming. It is not gimmick. It is a covenant. And once you are in that covenant, you have committed God to a great destiny. So, stop scheming! Stop cheating! Stop playing games with your business partners and co-workers. Stop lying! Ah! Where do you think you are going?





It is your love for God that determines the level of your integrity. This is what I mean. There are many people, I mean Christians that nobody can put money in their hands and go to bed. Yes! Do you know why? The owner of the money won't sleep because he is not sure of what will happen before tomorrow. The person might just come back with an empty bag and cooked up story that somebody; may be robbers, attacked him on the road and collected all the money. Ah! You need to live a life of trust. Do not let money be your God.



I have met some Christian and I know they cannot prosper in life forever. They are schemers. They lack financial integrity. Even some so-called pastors are trapped in the same net. I do not believe that wealth comes through scheming and lying. Stop cheating all-round in a bid to get rich. All these lying stories you are carrying about is not the way up. Hear me and hear me well, the truth is, you cannot get there that way. Somebody said something, and I do believe it,


"Great men don't scheme for greatness; they only do what makes great".



Yes! Once you do what make great, you will definitely find yourself in greatness. So, do not scheme for greatness and never you plot nor go through back doors. All you have to do is what makes great. And let your love for God be sure.


WHAT LOVE COULD DO


"Lord, remember David... how he swore to the Lord, and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: "Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house, or go up to the comfort of my bed; I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, Until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."


This is David. Look at the oath he was making. Ah! No wonder God said, "I have found a man after my own heart that will do all my pleasure". God was too sure of David, hence, David was made. Therefore, it is not strength that makes the mark; it is not anointing that make the mark. It is the heart that makes the mark. What God is looking for is a heart that is panting after him.


How? I have seen many anointed men that do not have a foothold on the earth, not even on the street where they live. I have equally come across many strong people, I mean, many people stronger than I in many ways. In fact, they have heavier languages, their accent is superb, they even have heavier tongues and they have been there in ministry before I ever started, but they could not make any mark. Do you know why? They do not have a heart for God. They have heart for pleasure. They have heart for status. They have heart for position! They have heart for fame. Yes! They have heart for recognition. Tell me, how will they ever make marks on the earth?


Do you know what Paul the apostle said? He said, "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain". Paul was the super success sample of the New Testament. He wrote about half of the New Testament. What was his success secret? He was a man with a heart for God. The only thing that he cared about was Christ, and the reason he was living was Christ. Here is what he said, and it was the secret behind his becoming the New Testament superstar.


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? - Romans 8:35




By implication, he was saying, "none of these things move me, I am sold out". As far as he was concerned, none of these things can ever separate him from the love of God. He was not just having fun; he was in a genuine relationship with the Father. Paul was persuaded that neither death nor life should be able to separate him from the love of God.


Today Apostle Paul is being celebrated as one of the greatest apostle of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Yes! Today, we continuously make mention of him and other great men in the Bible. The question I like to ask is: what do you think we are celebrating? We are simply celebrating God's hands made manifest upon a sold out soul. Yes! We are celebrating an individual who is sold out to God with the backing of God.


You too can be distinguished. This is what we are talking about. You should be able to take a decision to stand for God come what may. This is the way to have a quality heart for God. You are blessed.








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