Aug 11

A Fully Committed Heart

by in Learning


In Acts chapter 10, Cornelius receives a strong compliment to his character. He is described first and foremost as a “devout man who feared God with all his household.”

That’s important.

It’s important because he was a good man who did good things, like giving generously and praying continually.┬áBut before he was a good man, he was a God-fearing man. Without a total heart committment to love, serve and fear God, all the well-intentioned good works don’t mean anything. So many Christians, myself included, run around trying to please God with what we say and do, but in our hearts we don’t really fear God.

I believe God wants a fully committed heart on the inside before he wants a “good person” on the outside.

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2 Responses to “A Fully Committed Heart”

  1. From Alissa:

    Wow. Truth. Definitely truth. And man, do we miss it all the time! I know I do. Even in the midst of what I am doing now, am I fearing God in the middle of it, in the heart of it, is it what drives me? Good questions to think and pray on. Thanks for this, Kevin!

    Posted on 15. Aug, 2011 at 10:16 pm #
    • From Kevin:

      You’re welcome Alissa. I do think this is something we need to constantly measure as we go through the ups and downs of life. I’ve found that it really helps to have friends who will keep us accountable on this as well.

      Posted on 16. Aug, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

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