When looking in the Bible we can see some GREAT examples of a healthy heart posture! Specifically looking at David, Stephen, and Jesus.
David (Psalm 51) sets two crucial examples for us.
- The importance of Repentance
- By asking for forgiveness we are getting right with God and putting those sins behind us
- Acknowledging that we need help overcoming our failures and not falling back into temptations. We cannot do this alone!
Jesus shows us a great example the importance of spending time with God! He sets that as a standard for his ministry and life! This spending time with God had two key themes, Prayer and Listening. Prayer is communications from us to God, while Listening is communication form God to us! In healthy heart posture it is important to remember that we are not just to talk at God, but God wants to talk to us as well! He is about relationship! He wants to communicate with you! That should be exciting!
By looking at these 3 examples and having an understanding of a healthy heart posture, we can work on them in our own lives. Lets give time to God and put priority in our relationship with him! Its worth SO it!
God Bless. And Remember. God first.
- Pastor Nathan.