THE PROOF OF A FOCUSED HEART
By DIGC17 July 2020
A focused heart is a united heart. It is a heart that is fixed and focused on God. Your dedication is not complete until your heart is united with and focused on God.
SCRIPTURE: Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. Psalm 86:11
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A focused heart is a united heart. It is a heart that is fixed and focused on God.
Earlier on, we saw the manifestation of a divided heart. We saw that a divided heart prefers other activities above time with God. A person whose heart is divided cannot serve God effectively.
On the other hand, a focused heart is a united heart. It is a heart that is fixed and focused on God. Your dedication is not complete until your heart is united with and focused on God.
Sometime ago, a man asked me to follow him to view a property, a seven-bedroom duplex with a basement. When I asked him why I should follow him to look at the house, he told me to see it first, and afterwards, he would tell me what was on his mind. I thought probably he was intending to gift the house. But the problem was that he wanted me to see the house during the Healing and Deliverance Service time. I asked him if I could go with him after the service but he said “No.” Then I told him that I would not follow him to see the house and that I needed to attend to the service. I refused to follow him because I had an appointment with God at that time.
In addition to my value for God, there were many terribly sick and afflicted people who desperately needed Divine healing and deliverance and it wouldn’t be proper to leave them unattended to. At that time, we had been in ministry for more than thirteen years without a house owned by us. We were still living in a rented house. So, the temptation was strong but I couldn’t abandon God and the people who were in need, just because I needed to go and look for where to lay my head. I didn’t follow that man. He went and never came back. Maybe he got angry because he probably thought I should have chosen him ahead of God and the urgent need to attend to the sick and afflicted in church. When God saw it, He must have said, “You won’t lack house forever. ‘I got a house’ will be too small to be your testimony.” And God’s Word came to pass. Since that time, I have been given properties that I have not had time to look at. I was given one in the USA some time ago, but I have not even had the time to see it.
Beloved, you cannot put God first and come last in life. Make up your mind to pursue God whole-heartedly.
Remember this: A focused heart is a united heart. It is a heart that is fixed and focused on God and Him alone.
- Ask God to give you the grace to resist the temptation of choosing anything above God.
- Make up your mind to focus your heart on God alone.
- Determine to sacrifice anything that will take your heart away from God. .
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace to resist every temptation of choosing anything or anyone above You. Help me to have my heart focused on You Lord, in Jesus Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEDICATION TO GOD (PART 2)
QUOTE: Without focus there can be no fire. The man who needs fire and passion for whatsoever he has found himself doing needs focus, brutal focus. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 7-9
AMAZING FACT: The First Great Awakening was a time of religious revival that took place in the 1730s and 1740s in America. The preaching of Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield and others fueled the notion of religious and political freedom which became a cornerstone for the country’s fight for independence and greatly contributed to what America is today.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: As you choose God above anything else, may He do for you what nobody and nothing can do for you in Jesus’ Name.