Moving Heart


Ezra 1:5 “…everyone whose heart God had moved–prepared to go up and build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem”

As I suggested in Mind > Heart > Spirit, God moves us in different ways to make his purpose known to us. This phrase “everyone whose heart God had moved” is quite interesting, as it’s as if God literally picked up their heart and moved it to a different location.

I think that’s what it can feel like when God is calling us onto something different, like God literally picks up our spiritual heart and moves it onto something else. We no longer feel the same passion and burden for what we did before, our heart has been moved and we now burn with passion for something new.

Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”

Now, even though the popular phrase “Home is where the Heart is” is not in the Bible, the above verse is. When we pursue “what God has laid on our heart“, or “where he has placed our heart“, there we find the greatest treasure as we start to fulfil his will for our lives. It means that God will purpose you to do something that you actually like doing. Your purpose and gifting in life will be in accordance with your passions and interests. God makes them all line up into one common destiny.

2 Chronicles 16:9 “The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him…”

So then the cliché statement, “Follow your heart” actually becomes quite true in this context. If God has moved your heart onto something different, then the only logical thing to do is to follow it. Of course that means having your heart in the right place to start with. God is searching throughout the earth for hearts that are fully committed to him. God cannot move a heart that he cannot find in the first place! 

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