The King’s Yearn

30 Nov

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Sometimes we can overcomplicate a simple thing. It’s human nature. When it comes to being a Christian, we can get so caught up in different aspects of our belief. We can heavily focus on good works, faith, sin, law, grace, judgement and/or blessings to name a few. Dwelling too much on certain themes can cause us to make matters more difficult than it is.

For me, the simple message, when we look through the Bible or do life in general as a follower of God is that God simply wants your heart; in fact, he yearns for your heart

Revelations 3:20 -Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

It is in God’s actions and words throughout the Bible and in our everyday living that we can see God craves intimacy with us.

Here are some examples

  1. Adam and Eve: They were in a relationship with God and there was no disconnect. There was no law. Just Adam and eventually Eve living in communion with God while working the fields in the Garden of Eden. This was how God envisioned it all to be. Until sin broke that communion. God, being as holy as He is, cannot reside in immoral places.
  2. Brought with a price: If God did not want our hearts. He would not have sent His Son, Jesus to Earth. Because he does, Jesus was sent to Earth to lead the way for us to follow and that was to do life with God. (John 3:16)
  3. The ultimate promise: “I will never leave nor forsake you.” We find this promise littered throughout the Bible (Matt 28:20; Josh 1:5, John 1:9, Romans 8:38-39; Proverbs 29:25; Psalm 94:14) God wants our heart and through his faithfulness, we can trust God in believing that he will always walk with us, love us and protect us. We have steadfast hope in the security of knowing Jesus.

Just looking at these few examples, it is evident that God wants us, our hearts, our attention, and our love. God craves this that he made a way for us to have life with Him. The question is – what is your response to this?

Are we pursuing the blessings of God rather than Him?

Are we trying to prove our worth through good works rather than finding our worth in Him?

Are we worshipping God from afar or walking intimately with Him?

Are we finding joy in being in God’s presence or living through mundane religious traditions?

The answer is found in own your walk in God or lack thereof. The simple message is God yearns for you.

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4 Responses to “The King’s Yearn”

  1. gabriel kwok November 30, 2015 at 10:20 pm #

    so good James! Can i request for a topic to be written?

    • jamesmoody12 November 30, 2015 at 11:37 pm #

      Haha go for it. And I’ll weigh it up…

      Is it gonna be predestination or once saved always saved?? 😂😂

      • gabriel kwok November 30, 2015 at 11:52 pm #

        haha, na. about worship. what’s true worship and how avoid worshiping with the wrong motive.

      • jamesmoody12 December 1, 2015 at 1:35 am #

        I like that one.

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