Heart Matters

The ‘heart’ is mentioned no less than 830 times in the Bible so we can make an educated guess that its something that God wants us to take notice of. 

King David was known as a man after Gods own heart and we know that he was chosen by God, not because of his stature but because of his genuine heart for the Lord.

But what are those true qualities that God saw in David’s heart & is now looking for in us?

Here are a few examples, with scriptures for you to consider, reflect & meditate on. Be encouraged!

A heart that seeks – that wants to know more about God, who He is and His character. 

A heart that is hungry – for intimacy with God, to have a relationship with Him and to encounter His presence.

A heart that let’s go – letting go of every doubt and human reasoning and instead, adopting faith just like a child.

A heart that trusts – knowing 100% that God is in control & wants the very best for you.

A heart that is grateful – thankful for every blessing, expressed through constant praise and acknowledgement of a good father.

A heart that embraces change – understanding the importance of progression. Forget the past, move forward & focus on the future in Christ. 

A heart that chooses – putting God before all others, making God your first priority & choosing to fellowship with God regularly.

A heart that believes – belief in Gods word for your life, even though in the natural it has not yet come to pass. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I pray you are blessed and encouraged greatly!

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  1. Interestingly enough, I just did a study on symbolism. The heart seems to be representative of the human soul. This was a really good exploration of where our heart ought to be!

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  2. Thanks for this. I like your graphics, did you make them yourself?
    Trivia for you – the heart in the Bible represents character, desire, mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory, inclination, resolution, determination. BUT that’s cultural. Bible translators were working with a people group that didn’t see the heart that way but a different organ – I think it was the spleen. So to make sense to that culture, they had to translate the word to match. So love the LORD with all your spleen.

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    1. Wow! That’s really interesting. I much prefer love the Lord with all your heart though, haha!

      Thank you for your comment on the graphics. I use a really clever app called ‘WordSwag’.
      Hayley 😊

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      1. It makes sense because that’s how we think about it. I often say “all our being” because the Bible says with you heart, strength, mind, etc.
        Thanks for the tip, I have to check that out.

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    1. Thank you Leila for reading & commenting. So very true, we do need to guard our hearts.
      By the way, my daughter has the same name as you but is spelled Layla.
      Blessings, Hayley πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•


  3. Love this! I’ve often thought about this topic, but never analyzed it. I always just thought it was because he had a repentant heart. I can see now the additional reasons he was a man after God’s own heart.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I do believe there are even more qualities:
      A heart that listens
      A heart that waits
      A heart that loves etc.
      but the post would’ve been ridiculously long then. πŸ˜‚
      I’m going to be studying David in more depth soon so I’m sure there’ll be more revelation to come.
      Thank you for reading and commenting!
      Hayley 😊

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  4. Red Letters, excellent post! Loved all the visuals. Thank you for stopping by and following my blog, I look forward to following yours:) ps: love your Blog name is great!! Red Letters, oh yea, need me some “red letters” everyday:) Blessings new neighbor! Denise

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