Sunday, October 23, 2011

31 Days to His Heart :: Bearing the Heart of a Sojourner

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I’m humbly treading the hallowed ground of the Heart of God for the 31 days of October.  First we look deep into the Beauty of His heart, shown through God the Father and His Son Jesus, then, we peer into the fragile and yet powerful role of our own hearts as we seek His and learn to live it in this world.  To read the entire series go{here} 31 Days to His Heart.

May YOU be blessed with a touch of Him TODAY…He who desires and is Fully Worthy of ALL of our hearts!

 

a journey to His Heart means bearing the heart of a sojourner

Exodus 23:9 (ESV)

You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

Philippians 3:20 (ESV)

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

We cannot come to His Heart when our hearts are rooted here.  In the here and now and the stuff of this life.  The two are entirely incompatible, living for this world and living from and for His heart.

We must learn to bear the heart of a sojourner.

And the great beauty and mystery is that coming to His Heart does just that.  As we learn of Him and drink from the well of all that He is, we lose our taste for here and long for Home and live the journey to that Home.

When we become satisfied with the temporal, the base, the cheap momentarily thrills of life, our fire dulls to the seeking and we lose the way.

And so we look again to the Savior that we await and the Home he has prepared and is leading us to even now and we remember that he had no where to dwell but lived the heart of a sojourner and so leads us on that best and highest path.

Bearing the journey in our hearts must, must, must come.  It is all the restless and the surrender and the sense of lost~ness that stirs our hearts for His.  Allowing ourselves to feel and know that we are not home here is what leads us, truly, to our Home.

This is the ache, bearing such a heart. It is a beautiful ache and we must plead that our hearts know it, for from the ache comes a fullness in Him and His heart that would be impossible otherwise.

Praying His Heart

Oh Lord, teach us the heart of a sojourner.  We long to long for Home and are learning to long for the ache that this world is not where we belong that we might long for where You are which is ultimately Your Heart.  Oh Lord, we plead for you and ask for the desperation and weariness to be real in our hearts so that we might be spent of all that doesn’t satisfy and come to You, the Only One who can.

Grant us our heart’s desire, YOU, we pray.

Amen.

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