…I know a lot of people who have said that in relation to their relationship with Christ. You may know a lot of people who’ve said it as well. I myself am guilty of saying it, usually to justify some behavior that didn’t completely match up with the intentions of my heart when considering my relationship with Christ.
Yes, He does know my heart. But when is that not enough? When does that become an excuse to stay the way we are instead of moving out of our comfort zone to change?
I’ve been thinking about this recently, as I’ve been very frustrated with myself because I haven’t found a church here. At the same time, I haven’t consistently visited churches to make a decision. However, I feel that God knows my heart- he knows what I want in a church and what I need…so shouldn’t that count for something? I don’t feel like it does, because I haven’t put forth the effort required. I believe that God honors our sincerest attempts to “get things right” (whatever that means, whatever that implies), but those attempts won’t work forever. At some point, we have to meet Him halfway- or extend ourselves and grow in these sincere attempts.
Since He does know my heart, I have to acknowledge that He knows my good desires and my not-so-good desires. And that fact alone is enough to evoke change in me, even if I’m not always certain of the best way to go about it.
Just my thoughts…as Steve Harvey would say, “Don’t trip! He ain’t through with me yet!”
October 19, 2008 at 3:48 pm
Yes, sister, God knows all our heart intentions. If you feel comfortable with it, keep on going, God ain’t through with you yet.
There is a lot going on in these days. First was 9/11 terrorists acts, now is 9/12 Wall Street fall. There is a striking paralelism between 9/11 and 9/12 and what the Bible says in verses 9-11 and 9-12. For more go to http://www.911andthebible.com
October 20, 2008 at 4:37 pm
I feel u sissy! When are our intentions not good enough? You should keep moving forward, fighting the good fight and being a doer. We should never want to get to comfortable. They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I never really took the time to think about that statement… Sometimes I think we should stop and think when we say “God knows my heart.” Are we really saying I’m too lazy to see this out or I really don’t want to do it God’s way? or are we genuinely saying God, I keep trying it your way and I keep failing, and I am going to try again but if I fail u know my heart.
Good post love!