My friends and spiritual children have become very familiar with a question that I like to ask them regularly whether we be sitting across the table face to face or a phone call/voxer/text from another city, state, or even country.
"How's Your Heart?"
Last night I came out of church after having an incredible time with Jesus and I had a voxer from a friend, as I listened, I couldn't help but laugh when she ended her message with, "Oh yeah, and how is YOUR heart?"
When you have true relationship with someone what is on their heart matters. What's going on in their life? What's been on their mind? What's God showing them? Are they soaring or battling? As a true friend, you genuinely just want to know the condition of their heart.
As Holy Spirit came in a powerful way very early in worship yesterday I sunk down to my knees as a lady takes the mic and says, "While you're in this place, just take a moment to ask God what is on HIS HEART"
Many of you joined me in the month of January of writing love letters to our Jesus. As God came and spoke to me last night, I'm inviting you to join me in another journey. For 30 days (longer if you'd like) I invite you to begin to ask God the question, "What's on your heart today?" and "What can I do for you today?". I am making a decision to ask God that question before I ever bring up myself or others and to ask Him consistently throughout the day. I want Him to know that He is my God, my Lord, my Lover, and my Best Friend and I want to know His heart. If you choose to participate with me, I'd love for you to email me some of the things that God tells you are on His heart, that's completely optional of course (firstname.lastname@example.org).
When I ask my best friend what is on her heart, I of course, know that I will get a different type of response that I would get from someone who barely knows me. I expect my best friend to share so much more than my acquaintances because we trust each other more. The good news I have for you is, God trusts you with His heart. He trusts you so much that He put His very nature, Holy Spirit, inside of you.
So let's take time to show God how much He matters. Let's show Him that we're not in a relationship with Him simply for what we can get out of it, but we want to know Him. We want to be His best friend. When I ask my friends what's on their heart, I stop, I pause, I wait for them to respond, because I actually want to know what is on their heart.
I'm excited for what God is going to show us all through this. I'm excited that some of you will enter into a new realm of friendship with God that you've never known. I'm super pumped for you to see that God trusts you with His heart, He trusts you with His kingdom.
Be Blessed, J. Tate