Life List: Pursue God’s Own Heart

Coffee thoughts. I hang out a coffee shop a few times a month, writing and connecting with the community of coffee drinkers. It’s a fun, interactive place. There’s something about drinking a cup of coffee that lends itself to speaking our mind, whether it’s about home, work, or the state of the union. And. Our thoughts reveal who we are.

Proverbs 23: 7 says, For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

When we spend more time thinking about irritations or what overwhelms us, then, we should not be surprised when people see us as negative and unproductive.  On the other side of it, when we think about the gift of the day with gratefulness, others see us as positive and productive. And.  When our mind is focused on God, we’re viewed as God-driven, God-led, God-productive.


My father David had it in mind to build a house
for the name of the LORD,
the God of Israel.
(2 Chronicles 6:7, NRS)

David, known as A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART, centered his thoughts on building for God.

The thing is . . . David’s thoughts revealed what embodied his life . . . a relationship with God. When we focus our thoughts on God with all of our heart, we are motivated to put all of our energy and effort into our God-ordained mission and purpose because of our interactive relationship with the Creator of all. And, like David, we will not let go of what is ours to do.

Put it on the life-list: Pursue God’s own heart.

  • Develop God-driven thinking.
  • Discuss what’s on your mind.
  • Do not let go of your God-ordained mission and purpose.
  • Do what is yours to do.

Learning to Kickstart the day pursuing God’s own heart,


(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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