HAVE A HEART FOR GOD
(Be Passionate For The Lord And His Church)
TO THE BIBLE: Psalm 69:9 AMP
“For zeal for Your house has eaten me up, and the reproaches and insults of those who reproach and insult You have fallen upon me.”
Every child of God should be passionate about the Church of Christ. David said, “I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord”” (Psalm 122:1). He was passionate about the house of God! No wonder God described him as a man after His own heart (Acts 13:22). One day, while sitting on his throne, he felt concerned that, as king of Israel, he had a palace to live in, yet God’s people could only worship the Lord in a tent. He thus decided, “I’m going to build God a house.” What a heart!
The Jews were also passionate about the city of God. Psalm 137:1 says, “By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.” Notice that the Bible says they remembered Zion. We also find this in Jeremiah 51:50: “You who have escaped the sword, Get away! Do not stand still! Remember the Lord afar off, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.” Let Jerusalem come to your mind; in other words, think about Jerusalem. Also in Isaiah 62:6-7, the Lord set watchmen to intercede night and day with passion in their hearts for Jerusalem.
You’re of the Jerusalem which is above and free (Galatians 4:26). Hebrews 12:22 says, “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels.” The Lord has made you a watchman to intercede for the Church of Jesus Christ. You ought to pray, and keep praying, until the Church of Jesus Christ is a praise in your city, nation, and in the regions beyond. Become passionate about the spread of the Gospel. The time is now! Make a decision to impact your world for Jesus Christ today.
Psalm 122:6-9; Isaiah 62:6-7
Dear Father, thank you for making me a citizen of your heavenly Kingdom. My passion is fueled by your Spirit to intercede for the spread of the Gospel and influence of the Church of Jesus Christ in the earth, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Galatians 1:1-24, Ecclesiastes 9-12
Luke 22:63-71, 2 Samuel 3-4
Make a commitment to be more involved at your local church assembly. Also, take some time to pray for your church and its members.