Saturday, September 28, 2013
To Know His Heart [The Making of Heroes Part IV]
Ardent affection springs from our own hearts as we offer Him praise.
We warm His heart.
Other times we see only the pain.
We instinctively draw back because we don't want to risk being hurt.
We break His heart.
Rarely do we see both and want His heart.
Because our natural tendency is to shy away from pain.
In fact, our reflex reaction is to stay as far away as possible.
And so when we are wounded, we hide hurt, fester hurt, and too often avenge hurt.
We want the love, but we don't want the pain.
And we think we're doing ourselves a kindness…
A falsity if I ever heard one.
How can we expect to know the heart of God and not know His pain?
We pray to be intimately acquainted with Him, and yet we don't want the package deal.
Is it that we don't trust Him?
Have we forgotten that it's God's heart that throbs with joy and anguish blended, always?
If we are going to make any impact on our generation, we have to know and have God's heart.
And we learn only by embracing both love and pain as He sends them our way saying, Thank You…
He's the Giver. He gives the gifts. And He only gives good gifts.