The Responsive Heart

When God looks for someone to join Him in His unfolding plan, He identifies above all else a responsive heart. The fact that the shepherds He chose were unclean, untrained, and unimportant did not matter to God. He sought hearts that would untether themselves from earthly priorities and responsibilities and do His will. “Come on, let’s go to Bethlehem!” was their immediate heart response. Tending sheep became a secondary assignment to obeying God. Check your heart this Christmas. Are you tied too tightly to earthly pursuits causing your heart to be unable to respond to the call of God? Don’t let Christmas pass without gifting the totality of your heart to Jesus. Join those ancient shepherds in seeking Him first and most.