Monday, September 1, 2014

Lessons from the Battlefield, part 14: One Heart

The hand of God was also on Judah to give them one heart to do what the king and the princes commanded by the word of the LORD. (2 Chronicles 30:12 NASB)

Obedience doesn’t always come easy, does it?  God’s chosen people had proved that truth over and over again.  Consistent obedience was impossible for them.  Impossible, that is, unless God Himself helped them.  Scripture tells us that God gave them a heart to obey the king. He gave them "one heart", a unified heart, so that they could not just obey, but obey together, as one. 

Oh, what a difference it would make if we had obedient hearts willing to do whatever our King required of us. 

Imagine what it would be like if the body of Christ had one heart, one unified heart, that was obedient to the Word of God. 

Imagine what our world would be like if those who claim to be Christians had a united, humble, obedient heart ready and willing to do whatever our Servant King commands.

May God give us one heart that beats with His...
To serve as He served
To love as He loved
To obey as He obeyed
So that we could live like the One we say we believe.