Girlfriends in God - Feb. 1, 2008


February 1, 2008

God’s Heart

Cindi Wood


From time-to-time, the Friday devotions will be written by one of our friends in ministry.  We call them our "Friday Friends."  So grab your Bible and a fresh cup of coffee and drink in the words from our "Friday Friend", Cindi Wood.



Today’s Truth

“Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.” Psalms 86:11


Friend to Friend

The word, “heart”, when used in Scriptures, does not refer to the pump-like organ of blood circulation in our chests. Neither does it refer to mere emotions, but to our entire being. Our thoughts, dreams, desires, and our direction for life are all housed in the description of the Biblical heart.


In the psalms, David prays for an undivided heart so that he could focus single-mindedly and determinedly on God. Since reading Psalms 86 early this morning, that’s been my prayer – my heart’s cry. Lord, be my center, my core, my undivided focus!


Yesterday, in a deep and sweet conversation with my son, he shared the dreams God was giving him. “I know it’s all from Him, but I don’t know how to carry it out” he explained. What joy to encourage him with the reality of God’s heart! Many times, I’ve experienced the same thing…God placing a sense of excitement within me, but like my son, I just don’t know what to do with it. And . . . time and again, I have pulled away from everything, just to worship Him and know His heart. It’s then that He begins to reveal His plan for the dreams He placed in my own heart.


Today is the perfect day for you to get alone with God and explore His heart. That’s where you’ll get your answers and your direction for life.


Let’s Pray

Oh Father, thank You for loving me enough to place dreams and desires within my heart. Help me remember that when I come to You in worship and love, You are eager to reveal the depths of Your heart and have simply been waiting for me to come. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Now It’s Your Turn

1)      Think of an area(s) where you feel unsettled about your direction.

2)      Worship the Lord by getting alone with Him ~ focusing on His character and His great love for you.

3)      Determine to make this a daily commitment.

4)      Let your heart overflow with praise as He begins to reveal His direction for the dreams (and challenges) He’s given you.


More from the Girlfriends

It’s so easy for me to get distracted with too many good things! When my concentration is divided, it gradually ceases to exist. Getting back to Jesus in worship takes sheer determination at times, because I have so many things I’m doing for Him. I’m reminding myself – very often – that He desires intimacy with me more than anything I could possibly do for Him. And being with Him . . . leads me in His direction!

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Originally published Friday, 01 February 2008.