• Retah McPherson

The motivation of our hearts

20 November 2017

The motivation of our hearts

Do we seek God’s will? Or do we seek to satisfy ourselves? I read in the book of Revelation about mystery Babylon – the great harlot. We are part of this mystery when we serve God and at the same time are self-centered.

Have you seen how angry people become when they report, “I do give my tithe and nothing happens. God is not doing what He is supposed to do – He is not blessing me!”

This is the kind of mindset that seeks God for His hand and not His heart. God is a faithful God, and His Word says in Matt 6:33 But, seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

So, there can be an area of my heart that is not seeking God first! This is why we need to pray every day just like David did; “Search my heart, dear God – let your Glory Light expose any hidden areas in me such as greed, thanklessness, unbelief, rebellion, or any such”.

Holy Spirit will start to reveal the real condition of my heart to me. And then I can repent and renounce that sin. I can come through the blood of Jesus Christ, Yeshua, and trade my darkness for light. The more light that is in me – the more life I have.

Psa 1:1  BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. 

Psa 1:2  But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. [Rom 13:8-10; Gal 3:1-29; 2Tim 3:16] 

Psa 1:3  And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

Very early on in my journey, I found that the challenge in life is not to tell people what you need. But to trust your Abba Father with all your needs.

Jer 17:5 -7 Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub or a person naked and destitute in the desert; and he shall not see any good come, but shall dwell in the parched places in the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.  [Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. 

God does use people to be His hands and feet, but our eyes should be on our loving Father – first seeking His Kingdom. Then the wonderful sweet taste of honey-like provision will follow us all!

Love Him unconditionally and tell Him what you need. By doing this you will taste and see that God is a good God. What you need doesn’t always come at the time and in the way that you want it. But, I have learned that my Father knows the best!

Let’s start trusting Him, knowing that His word is true. I just need to seek Him first and He will always provide in all my needs.

We are leaving for Israel today. I want to thank everyone that sowed seeds into the printing of the book ‘A Message from God’ in Hebrew. This is one of my amazing testimonies of how my Father always provides so that I can do what He asks of me. But without you, I would not be able to. Thank you for obeying His voice.

For everyone that has contributed to this project, I plant a tree, in the spirit, into Israel’s soil. May these trees bear much fruit. Thank you so much for every one that donate so generously every year. Without your support, we would not be able to distribute the books without charge to so many countries in all the different languages.

Thank you for the seed you sow in our soil – God’s Kingdom. I have learned in my life the importance of sowing a good seed, and I know you know this as well. What a privilege that we can sow.

I call you ‘friend’. Thank you for your love, your kindness and your heart that wants to learn and grow in Christ.

We as a family are thankful for your prayers and your seed.

My prayer is a hundred-fold harvest over you.

We bless you – run the race of faith!

Retah and family

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