You know... as unfortunate as it may be, there are women (and in some cases men) who use people for money and possessions. This usually occurs in a romantic relationship. They go after the hearts of men (women) with selfish motives. Normally, they remain by the benefactor's side as long as they receive their heart's desire from the relationship.
Gold diggers is what we call them. Some call them man eaters. Others may call them low-down dirty scoundrels. Whatever you call them, their intentions and behaviors are universally frowned upon. Would you agree?
If you do, for the sake of your heart posture, will you ask yourself if you could possibly be a gold digger? A spiritual one that is. Are you after God's hand or are you after His heart? Do you only want God for what He can give you or are you after Him because you truly love Him?
We are, after all, Christ's bride (Isaiah 54:5, Ephesians 5:25-33). Are you married to Him only for the benefits? When was the last time you talked to Him or was in His presence just to enjoy Him instead of asking Him for something?
Please don't misunderstand me. We have divine access to ask anything of Him. He wants us to petition Him in prayer, and like the most excellent Husband He is, He wants to deliver only the best to us. But it would be a shame if we were only with Him for the benefits.
Let's chase after the heart of God instead of His hand. David was as 1 Samuel 13:14 states, "a man after God's own heart." And look, because David was after His heart, God willingly gave him His hand.
I gave your master's house to you, and your master's wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.
2 Samuel 12:8 NIV
Now dear reader, don't go chasing God's heart only to get to His hand. God knows our true intentions. My prayer is that we will become genuinely thirsty and hungry for God. Not God's promises, not His blessings, but a true longing for God and God alone. If you share my sentiments, please join me in prayer.
Gracious Father, we come to you today thanking you for your many blessings. We thank you that you allow us and prompt us to come to you with our prayers. It is a blessing in and of itself to have direct access to you, and I thank your Son Jesus for this divine opportunity.
I am asking for myself and your dear readers that we do not become spiritual gold diggers who chase after you only for your hand and not your heart. We repent, my Lord, if we've been found guilty of this treacherous behavior and we ask that you forgive us of our sins and make us new.
As your bride, we want to love you with a pure and genuine love. Show us how to love you correctly and let us be obedient to your direction. We seal and send this prayer to you Father in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
Alright y'all, that's it! Have an amazing day and week! Lord's will, I'll see you next week.
Quin Arrington is a Christian wife, mother, writer, and author. Books available for purchase at www.amazon.com/author/quinarrington