Other Focused

God is the most other-focused being in existence. A non-believer might see Him like Mao, a megalomaniac putting up posters of Himself, wanting everyone to worship and obey Him, or like Darius wanting everyone to pray to Him, to worship Him. Those men had their eyes on themselves. God has His eyes on us. He not only sees each of us, He sees all creation. He knows the number of hairs on our heads, the thoughts hidden in our hearts, and when a sparrow falls to the ground. Above all that, Jesus is praying for us. He is Life itself, and He gives Life itself to us. I feel puny in my attempts to express any gratitude or praise to Him. He is worthy of more than all of us could ever offer in return.


A Heart of Flesh

What’s your heart made out of? A heart of stone is unbendable. Are you more concerned with your denominations beliefs or political causes than with what the Bible says? Is the Lord able to teach you new things or do you ‘know it all’? Or, is your heart made of flesh. A stone is strong, but a heart of flesh can break. It is malleable. Do you let God break your heart for the things He is heartbroken over? Are you teachable? Can the Lord open your eyes to where you’ve been wrong? Do you know the answers to these questions? Well, here’s a test. What gets you upset? Is it the same things that stir God to anger or that break His heart?