You were created to live an abundant life God takes pleasure and blessing his people, but I discovered that God blessings will come from him only if your heart is right. Man will bless you based on your outward appearance the lady gets the job because she is better looking back in slavery days the house servant looked it different from the field servant man will give you favor based on your education based on your family ties it’s nothing wrong with having education but God will give you favor based on the inside based on the heart God would even the playing field based on your heart even if you cannot afford to go to college and your friends went to college God will set it up because of your heart that you will have a better career. It’s called favor. The hard and favor from God is connected. Today we are going to talk about the heart not as a vital organ not the muscle that pumps blood through the body but we talking about the heart the heart means the soul. The Bible mentions the heart about a thousand times yes. I saw on TV the other day a very rare occurrence a little 9-year-old girl you can see her heart beating in her chest visually you can see the heart beating in her chest. The heart that I’m talking about only God can see that heart and only God can change your heart. The hard is that spiritual part of us where are emotions and desires dwale we have a heart because God has a heart and will made him his image and Psalms 44 it says God knows the secrets of the heart. If you want to know why some people are blessed beyond measure and they don’t seem like they deserve it I mean it up they don’t have the resume they don’t have the experience but what they have is a heart of gold. You see if your heart is right God is satisfied. And if you satisfied God he will satisfy you above what you can see or hear or imagine if you satisfy God he will satisfy you I think there was a song out saying I Can’t Get No Satisfaction but if you’re satisfied God he was satisfied you. You see it’s a heart condition because it’s not what you do but why you do it your motives your intentions your character that’s why God says I love a cheerful giver.
That’s why God said don’t grow weary in doing good. That’s why he said forgive them 7×70.
That’s why He said don’t you fight. The battle is His.
He wants you to protect the heart. Why?
He said keep thy heart with all diligence for out of the heart are the issue of life. All decision will eventually come from the heart.
Can I be transparent today, I am not perfect but perhaps you already knew that but I believe that I am blessed and highly favored because of my heart, not because I’m good-looking not because I have a degree but because I have a heart for people now at one time my heart was bad I had heart trouble and today some of us have heart trouble. I know that you are saved but you can be saved and sick in other words some of your arteries are clogged yes you come to church yes you help out sometime but we have some cloged arteries but we also have some big-hearted people and I heard T.D Jake’s talk about the heart and he gave a test to see how many Big Hearted people do we have. How many people want to get somebody back because they did you wrong but your heart just won’t let you. How many people have made up with someone who have hurt you and you keep giving them another chance after the second chance. When you have a big hard you are vulnerable is easy to get hurt but God has given you a big heart because God wants you to have the heart that he has. If I’m talking about you somebody make some noise. And in our text today first Samuel chapter 16:7
We find Samuel going to Jesse’s house to anoint the king of Israel Samuel gets to Jesse house Jesse has seven sons all of them tall handsome devil near looking like Denzil Billy Dee call Shema Shamar. Samuel said no is not any of these do you have someone else Jesse said I have another son but he’s short no education black sheep of the family he’s out in the field in other words he is the underdog another word he has the title most likely not to succeed as matter fact he was born on the wrong side of the tracks yes you couldn’t be talking about David no way David is going to be a king but how many know that God will take the foolish things of the world to dumb-found the wise how many know that if God is for you who can be against you how many know that favor is not fair I love this story because David was anointed king and I asked a question? Did God not know that David was going to be tore up from the floor up, Did God not know that David was going to mess up, did God not know that David was going to be selling drugs did God not know that David was going to be stealing money, did God not know that David was going to be a liar and a cheater, adulteress did God not know that but he still wanted David King and I ask the question why. You see man looks on the outside but God looks on the inside God saw something in David the reason why David became king and got favor from God. David love the Lord David meditated on God’s word David was taking care of the Sheep David had the heart of God that’s why God say a man after my own heart wait a minute David the murderer David the door man after God’s Own Heart in the Bible says that only the pure in heart shall see God in the Greek pure means catheterization. David was not perfect but he keep flushing his heart. God create in me a clean heart and a right Spirit. David kept flushing his heart my brothers and sisters that’s what we have to do, we have to continue to flush our heart we have to continue and say God search my heart. God my heart David a man after God’s on heart David did not get a rebuilt heart, he asked God to give him a new heart. You remember when David had a chance to get Saul back but he didn’t that’s the heart of God. When God knows you have a heart like His, he know that he can trust you with a blessing, he can trust you with an abundance. how many can testify that when God knew that he can trust you he opened the floodgates of heaven and poured you out a blessing, how many blessed folks do I have and what I’m talking about is not just money but how many people realize that God bless you about waking you up this morning God bless you by you being able to get up and walk this morning, God blessed you by you being able to go to your table and have food to eat. God bless you because you are in a situation where you have a better hard now and I tell you the more that your heart becomes more like God. God will blow your mind. God’s work of creating a new heart within us involves filling our hearts with new ideas new wisdom new desires New Passion and Proverbs 4:23 God said Above All else guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life. God says in Proverbs 3 5 & 6 do not follow your heart instead we are to commit our hearts to God. God says trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and he shall direct your path. I will pass if you want an abundance life you got to satisfy God and If you want to satisfy God, then you must have a heart of God.
To God Be The Glory
Bishop Antonio Thomas
C.B. Helping Hands Ministries