This week, I began reading a book called “The Sacred Romance – Drawing Closer to the Heart of God” This book was written by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge. Now, for those that have followed my writing, you will notice that I often quote information from Ransomed Heart Ministries and books from John Eldredge and others. While I just started this book, I felt prompted already to begin sharing. I look forward to uncovering what else they have in this book and I’m sure I’ll be motivated to share more as I go along. I don’t do this to copy what they doing, but I do this because I believe God has called me many times over to reach other men and beyond in their own pursuit of knowing God’s purpose for their life and pursuing life in way that is close to God and glorifies Him daily. That’s what we are all meant to do. To glorify God in all we do, whether the outcomes are good or bad, we have to give glory to Him.
Now in this book, the very first chapter speaks to the promptings of God through the Holy Spirit. How He speaks with us throughout our lives to help guide our actions and where we go. Any of you ever hear that small voice inside telling you that you need to listen to your heart because their’s something more? It asks you if you’re thirsty for something more. I certainly have. No, it’s not a midlife crisis. It’s prompting from the Holy Spirit saying letting you know that your were purposed for more. There is something missing.
Often times, when we hear that voice, we brush it aside because we have so much more going on in our crazy lives. We don’t have time for those thoughts. However, later it comes back again. You continue to hear it nag at you, so to speak. It’s trying to get your attention until you finally stop and pay attention and decide to take action. This voice is calling you to more. Calling you to a life that walks closer to the heart of God. God is always pursuing us. The Holy Spirit, whether we walk with God daily or not, will always be there to try to get our attention.
Listen closely. That voice will speak to you at varying times. It may be in the middle of the night when you’re farthest away from the busy life you have during the day. It could be at anytime. Stop and listen. God is talking you. Yes, you. He wants everyone of us to draw closer to His heart and walk in His purpose. He wants all of us to be contagious for His Kingdom and share the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ. He wants all of us to fully come alive through glorifying Him and purposing the purpose He created us for. When we choose to change course and pursue a life that aligns to God’s purpose for you, you will see a great difference in your own life.
When the Holy Spirit asked if I was thirsty for more, the answer was most definitely yes. “Thirsty hearts are those whose longings have been wakened by the touch of God within them.” – A.W. Tozer. God has wakened me and where I am going. I’ve chosen to plant the seeds and start on the path He called me for. I pray that each one of you will do the same in your own lives. Listen to the voice within. Don’t let the craziness of this world cloud you and keep you from seeing what God purposed you for and what your calling is. Maybe it is time for a big change to come. Will you be strong and courageous enough to pursue it? Are you still thirsty?