After your Heart

As iron sharpens iron, so one friend sharpens (makes sharp, alert, keen) another. Proverbs 27:17

Yesterday I found myself so very grateful for the way God uses people in our lives as a vessel to point to Him. I had had a conversation my girlfriend in CA about our college kids. Her oldest and my oldest are going through some life lessons and it is SO hard not to jump in and be GOD in the situation - not that we could anyway. But the point that came up was that God has to get their hearts in this and/or the fact that He's after something in their heart. The next day our pastor's wife spoke on the very same issue - God is after your heart and we need to examine the idols and other loves in our hearts.

"...our focus on certain things eclipses our worship of God. John Calvin said that our hearts are idol factories." (SOLO devotional) An eclipse is a reduction or loss of splendor, status, reputation or obscuring the light. It comes from the Greek to leave out, forsake, fail to appear.

So this is what I heard him singing to me - the song I usually sing to him, but He said, "listen - this time it's for you."

Kim, here I am your favorite one

What are you thinking
What are you feeling
I have to know

for I am after your heart
I'm after your heart
I'm after you

'cuz I am after your heart
I'm after your heart
I'm after you

I can hear Him singing to my son and my friend's daughter right now . . . because He's after their hearts, just like he is after yours and mine.