What God is Really After

What God is Really After

If this isn’t obvious already, one of my main prayer requests is for babies. Lord, bring me babies. Lord heal my body. All day, every day. So often I pray for physical healing. Healing from back pain. Healing from headaches. Healing from stomach problems. Healing to my body.

What God reminded me of and spoke to me as a fresh revelation the other day, is that he isn’t just after healing my physical body. Does he desire to do that? Of course. Healing is God’s nature. It’s who he is and what he is does. But I really think there is more that he wants.

My thoughts on what God is really after? God is after your heart. I’ve shared about this before indirectly, but it’s one of the many reasons I believe this journey isn’t about a baby. If it was just about that, then God would have brought my babies many years ago. But it’s about more than that. He wants to heal my heart. He wants to heal my mind. He wants the very best for me in all areas of life, and that goes much deeper than bringing me a baby. So deep that he goes after my heart.

“For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

Do you see why God’s after your heart? Because “everything flows from it” and it dictates what you speak. Your heart is the core of who you are. It dictates how you respond to people. It dictates how you make decisions. It dictates how you treat others. It dictates how you live. The condition of your heart affects everything, absolutely everything, about your life. That means if you have a damaged heart from prior relationships, trauma that has been caused, hurtful situations or anything else negative, then it all trickles out to the rest of your life as well. Just as a patient who has heart damage can not function at full capacity, you will not be able to function at full capacity emotionally, spiritually and mentally without getting your heart fixed.

Keep praying for physical healing. Keep praying to see your dreams come to pass. Keep praying for miracles to happen. But know that God doesn’t want to just answer you prayer for physical breakthrough, he wants to heal your heart too. And he’s not just after healing it, even though he wants to do that, but he’s after the connection that the healing can bring between the two of you. Because when your heart is healed? You can fully engage in a healthy relationship with him and you can truly know who he is as your good, good Father.

God desires so much more than just to answer your prayer, he wants all of you. He desires intimacy and friendship with you. He wants to go to places together that you two have never gone before. Because ultimately, God’s after your heart.

What God is Really After

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11 Comments
  • Belinda Jordan
    Posted at 11:42h, 02 August Reply

    Beautiful post, friend! AMEN 🙂

  • Amanda
    Posted at 20:24h, 02 August Reply

    This is a good reminder. I know that there are areas of my life where God desires to teach me and help me grow. It’s not just about something for here on earth but about an eternal perspective that he’s doing something much bigger than we can see.

  • Patricia
    Posted at 01:52h, 03 August Reply

    I love this. He certainly wants so much more from us and for us.

  • Melissa
    Posted at 08:45h, 03 August Reply

    I love this! It’s certainly something I need to be reminded of so very often. Your words… “God’s desire is so much more than to answer your prayers, He wants all of you.”… stopped me in my tracks today! Thank you for sharing!

  • Lindsey
    Posted at 15:49h, 03 August Reply

    Amen! He has done so much with my heart already!

  • Elise Welch
    Posted at 10:22h, 04 August Reply

    These words encouraged my heart so much. Thank you!

  • Lindsay Tankersley
    Posted at 12:25h, 04 August Reply

    It’s interesting, I was just talking about guarding our hearts to someone earlier this week. She was asking about my next FET and I told her we were beginning the process, but are going to be very vague with exact dates and when we do it just so that we can accept any response we get and be able to process it without having to tell or explain to a bunch of people. So my friend asked if that was because of how people have reacted to me in the past or if it was to guard my heart. Answer was: to guard my heart. It’s not fun to tell people that you are pregnant then the very next week have to take it back and tell them that now you’re not and you’re losing the pregnancy. Each time, we only told about 3 people, but it even hurt to have to “un-tell” those 3 people. So, this time, we are planning to just ask people to pray for us throughout the entire month. And if we get the positive that we are believing for and it stays that way, then we can celebrate with joyful excitement and let it sink in that we’re actually pregnant. Making our hearts grateful for this opportunity. If the Lord takes this one, as well, this will allow us time to make sure our hearts are still strong with God before reacting to others!

  • Alice Mills
    Posted at 18:06h, 04 August Reply

    I didn’t think it would be hard to face menopause. After all I do have children. But there is a loss after all when you face the end of your childbearing years. I will add my prayer to your healing.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 18:42h, 04 August Reply

    That’s SO true – God wants every single part of our lives

  • Tara
    Posted at 09:00h, 06 August Reply

    God does want our hearts. That doesn’t make it easier when going through hard things. There is something we have been praying for for years and it’s getting to a very frustrating point. The hard part is, when you think you have given God your heart, but He still hasn’t answered yet, what do you do next?

  • Paige Marie Cutler
    Posted at 16:22h, 11 August Reply

    Amen! I love how you said that what God really wants us to have is the relationship we build with him while he is healing our hearts. I believe God could heal our hearts or our bodies anytime he wants, what he can’t do is force us to commune with him and that is the real gift.

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