Missing His Heart

If we page through the Scriptures, we will so often see how those who were greatly misunderstood, persecuted, killed even – were the prophets. In their messages which was by the Voice of the LORD, what saddens one the most, we would see how people missed the heart of God for them. I mean, we all miss things – but the heart of God – that is just something we don’t want to miss.

As an example, I think particularly today of Deborah, who was a prophetess and judge – appointed not by herself, but by God. If she had to walk on the face of the earth today, she would hear that her prophecies were not true and she would be told: “Who do you think you are to judge us?”

In it all, I also see how we often misappropriate and misunderstand the calling of our fellow brothers and sisters in the LORD.

We are many members but all a part of one Body (of Christ).  Purely for illustration: If you had to ask the nose to describe the belly button, it would give you a very different explanation than the big toe would for instance! Think about that one.

Is the nose wrong or is the toe wrong or do they both add something to their understanding (which is both “in part” only) of the whole body, in this case the belly button? It is the same with the Body of Christ.

It reminds me of the lyrics of an older song sung by “Casting Crowns”:

“Did you hear of the city on the hill
Said one old man to the other
It once shined bright, and it would be shining still
But they all started turning on each other
You see the poets thought the dancers were shallow
And the soldiers thought the poets were weak
And the elders saw the young ones as foolish
And the rich man never heard the poor man speak
But one by one, they ran away
With their made up minds to leave it all behind
And the light began to fade
In the City on the Hill, the City on the Hill
Each one thought that they knew better
But they were different by design
Instead of standing strong together
They let their differences divide
But one by one, they ran away
With their made up minds to leave it all behind
And the light began to fade
In the City on the Hill, the City on the Hill”.

Father, may we not miss Your heart for us. Where the enemy is working hard to sow division amidst the brethren, may we love even harder in bringing the Body of Christ into a place of Your perfect order and functioning at optimum, so we can do Your work whilst there is still time.