Marching to the Beat of His Heart

Monday, March 03, 2014 Posted by Sara

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She's probably in her mid-twenties, I thought, watching this inspiring blondie share about her life working in the Congo.

At 17, she had ventured off to the most dangerous country in the world for women and children, to pour out God's ridiculous love on child soldiers, hurting women, and drug lords.  Eventually she went back as a full time missionary and now shares the stories of God's pervasive love drawing the most violent drug lords to Christ.  


I sat at church listening to this guest speaker, overcome by the greatness of God and the intensity of His heart -beating for all to know Him.

It made me think of how God calls us close to Him - to know Him and experience His love, but also that we would have our ears tuned to his heart.  

Our ears may all be tuned differently - this is what gives us our passions.  

Some hear his heart for adoption, for trafficking, for family, for healing, for resting, for government, for Hollywood, for the poor. Perhaps we tune into many of those, or perhaps we tune into many of them in different seasons. 

The volume of the heartbeats help guide our priorities.

I am in a season right now of burying my head close to God's heart, yearning to hear what His heart is beating for - what he wants me to be in tune with. 

I have no definitive answers but the continual invitation to draw closer, and the sneaking suspicion I'm about to heart a new heartbeat.

How about you - what does marching to His heartbeat look like for you?

"For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure." Philippians 2:13

"Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Psalm 25:4-5

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