The Heart of God
The Bible declares that God is our Father and our heavenly Father’s heart is for His children. He has our best interest at heart. Remember, love is not self-seeking (1 Corinthians 13:5) and God is love (1 John 4:8). Therefore, God is seeking what is best for us because He is love.
He has given us His spirit, the Holy Spirit, because He wants us to know His heart. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 2:11, “For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”
God wants us to fellowship with Him and have a heart-to-heart relationship with Him just like in the beginning with Him and Adam. Many Christians know God’s acts and know about God, but few go deeper to know God for themselves and to know His heart. Moses knew God’s ways and not just His acts and God spoke with him face to face.
The Keys of Life are in God’s Heart
When we know God’s heart we will never miss God. When we understand His heart we won’t just know what to do because we fellowship with Him, but we will also know why we’re doing what we’re doing.
Understanding His ways is also knowing God’s heart. When you know someone’s heart, you will understand why they do what they do and not just look at their action. God wants us to understand His heart for every situation in life and this helps us also in building our intimacy and relationship with him.
Jesus is a great example of someone who knew the Father’s heart. Jesus declares in John 5:19, “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”
Jesus always moved according to the Father’s heart and therefore He never missed God. He never missed His seasons or assignment because He understood the Father’s heart and what to do.
So you may ask, how do I know the Father’s heart? We learn this from Jesus.
So, What’s the Play Call?
We must know the Word of God because it’s His will for us and His thoughts. When we know the Word, we get to understand God. We must also learn to rely on the Holy Spirit and fellowship with Him because He knows what is in the Father’s heart and reveals it to us.
We also need to cultivate a lifestyle of fellowshipping with God. Spending time with Him in prayer, worship, and in thanksgiving builds our knowledge of God. It is in these things that we learn who God is and become men and women after God’s own heart.