Anatomy of a Heart After God: Dependence

Anatomy of a Heart After God: Dependence

Anatomy of a Heart After God – Dependence

July 18, 2021

2 Chron. 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord roam throughout the earth, so that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely 

What does a heart after God look like?

A heart grows faith through trusting

A heart grows with others

1 Sam. 18:6-7 When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with timbrels and lyres. As they danced, they sang: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.”

“However, torah laws were subject to interpretation in instances where straying from regulation was does to concern for the greater good.” (Paul Evans)

1 Sam. 21:13-15 So he pretended to be insane in their presence; and while he was in their hands he acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard. Achish said to his servants, “Look at the man! He is insane! Why bring him to me? Am I so short of madmen that you have to bring this fellow here to carry on like this in front of me? Must this man come into my house?”

Psalm 34 Psalm of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left.

Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul will make its boast in the Lord; The humble will hear it and rejoice. Magnify the Lord with me, And let’s exalt His name together. I sought the Lord and He answered me, and rescued me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed. This wretched man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them.

David only has God. But that is enough.

God listens to wretched people who depend on him alone

God draws near fully dependent people

Rev. 3:16-18 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

God draws near fully dependent people

God stories need to be told

Whatever you are filled with will spill out

God give me a heart that fully depends on you give me that boldness to tell the stories