Monthly Archives: April 2003

God knows my heart

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. Matt. 15:8

I never want to be one of “this people” God knows my heart, and I don’t want to speak about God or go about trying to be Holy, or only look good on Sundays. My heart would be far from Jesus and He knows it. I want to honor God with my heart, to draw near God and speak of Him with my mouth with my heart close to Him. Once again comes the discussion of the heart. I believe God places great importance on the heart. That is why He speaks on it so much. Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees, I hope that when I act like a Pharisee, that the Holy Spirit will stop me and remind me that my heart is far from God. Also during this chapter Jesus speaks of what defile a man, of what comes from the heart out of the mouth is what defiles, thoughts in action or in words, that are contrary to the Word of God. I want so very much to be near God, so I can say that what I say and do is what I hear the Father saying and what He would do. Let this be my daily prayer, I can’t help but change when my heart is focused on God and I am near to Him. Seeking First His Kingdom and knowing my heart will be there too.