I was listening to a story the other day about a test that was being done with hearts. Hearts that were, of course, not in the body – doctors and scientists were testing hearts outside the body. I think you will find this interesting, I know I did.
They held two beating hearts side by side and listened to their unique beats. Each heart had a different beat, a different rhythm. The thing that most struck me was this; when they allowed the two hearts to touch, after a few seconds their beats became the same – they were in unison, the same exact heartbeat.
As I listened to this story I heard the Lord say – ‘this is what happens when the heart of one of my people touch my heart, the beat becomes the same.’
I have been thinking about this for days, I literally can’t get it off my mind. I have been praying for God to show me ways that I can touch His heart – I want my heart to beat the same as His does. I want to be one with Him, in complete unison with the heart of God. Proverbs 23:26 says; give me your heart and let your eyes observe my ways.
If my heart beats with His rhythm I know I will always be in His perfect will, and in His perfect timing but how do our hearts touch to bring forth this unity of rhythm? I think there are many ways to touch the heart of God.
First, I know for a truth that worship touches the heart of God. Many times in worship I feel so close to God that it seems as if I am in Him and He is in me – we are beating as one. When we worship God, He draws near…the more we worship, the closer He draws, until you are literally one.
Psalms 95:6 says; “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!” and Psalms 99:5 declares; “Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!”
Worship should be part of our daily lives in Christ.
Another way of touching the heart of God is by loving His people, His creation. The Bible says whatever we do to the least of these, we do to God. When we show love to someone else we are literally showing love to God, that’s what His word says. In Matthew 25:40, we see Jesus says; “The King will answer and say to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it for Me.” God is love and we should be walking love vessels. Love covers, love heals, love restores – we serve a loving God, He gave us unconditional love, we received it freely, we should also give it freely.
Finally, I believe that trusting God, when it looks like we have absolutely no reason to trust, touches His heart. When He knows we are hurting and afraid yet we continue to declare what His word says right in the midst of it, I know that touches His heart.
One of my favorite passage of scriptures is found in Habakkuk 3; “Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vines, though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields produce no food, though the flock should be cut off from the fold and there be no cattle in the stalls, yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.”
To me, this describes a heart totally his – a heart that no matter what it sees or feels, it continues to trust in God.
Let’s look at this same scripture in the Amplified Bible: ‘Though the fig tree does not blossom, and there is no fruit on the vines, though the yield of the olive fails, and the fields produce no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold, and there are no cattle in the stalls, yet I will [choose to] rejoice in the Lord; I will [choose to] shout in exultation in the [victorious] God of my salvation!”
I want you to take special notice of the word ‘choose’ here – this person must choose to rejoice in God when His harvest appears delayed – we too must CHOOSE to continue to touch the heart of God even and especially when it appears things aren’t going our way – it is a choice, our choice. And we must always remember that our choices produce…either life or death…all choices produce something. Choose wisely.
There are many ways of touching the heart of God. Knowing that when two hearts touch, they begin to beat with the same rhythm is enough reason for me to begin to pray that my heart will touch His, how about you? Do you want your heart to beat as His? If so, then purpose today to touch the heart of God.