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 Motivations of the Heart

6With what shall I come before the LORD
and bow down before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
7Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:6-8

Many times I have found myself feeling compelled by a particular message or stirred by a nobel theme. I know the good I ought to do, but low and behold I cannot do it. The word says that it is sin to know that and not to do it, my heart condemns me. Then I get so desperate that the albastar jar of evrything I hold dear, I quite literally smash at his feet. Jesus, all for Jesus, all I have and am.

This scripture above has been one of those that I have held onto with all my heart. I have sat and been inspired by the men of the past as to what they have accomplished for and with God. I long to be there fulfilling everything that God has me to do, but then I brought back again, that in everything; crossing raging rivers, climbing the highest mountains, offering my body to the flames, he wants me to walk humbly with him. To lead me at his pace, drinking at this well called patience and stoping at this orchard called grace. Not letting me move till I have completely tasted the fruit therein.

Many times I have felt that I must do something, must serve, must witness, must lead, must,must, must, anything to prove my devotion to the Lord.
Who am I doing this for, for me, for my Church then I remember it is for him.

if you find my lover,
what will you tell him?
Tell him I am faint with love.
SongOfSongs 5:6

6Place me like a seal over your heart,
like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death,
its jealousyA unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire,
like a mighty flame.
7Many waters cannot quench love;
rivers cannot wash it away.
If one were to give
all the wealth of his house for love,
it would be utterly scorned
SongOfSongs 8:6

For such a love, I will bow down for such a love, a love that every living heart is searching for.

Zeke Oosthuis

 2004/7/10 16:18Profile

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