September 1, 2022
Dear Agape family everywhere,
I am excited to welcome to September 2022, OUR MONTH OF THE FATHER’S HEART. This month the Lord is inviting you and me to know His heart. He wants to reveal his heart to us and wants us to partake in His wonderful thoughts towards us. The good news is that His thoughts are far greater and more superior than our best thoughts. When we enter His thoughts, we enter the superior lifestyle He planned for us. When God looks for people He wants to work with or invest in, He is not looking for people who are perfect or skillful. He is always looking for people who care about what is in His heart. In 1 Samuel 13, we learn that God found a man after His heart in David.
1 Samuel 13:14 “But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.”
Notice that the scripture says the Lord “sought for Himself a man after His own heart.” This means the Lord had that quality in mind when He sought a man. Being after His heart is always a criterion the Lord desires in the people He wants to invest in. That criterion still stands today. God is still looking for men and women who are after His heart.
What does it mean to be a person after God’s own heart? It means you care so much about what is in the heart of God concerning every situation and circumstance. It means your life is in harmony with the Lord, what is important to Him is important to you, and what burdens Him burdens you. This is not a state you can arrive at unless you spend considerable time with the Lord. David spent enough time with Lord in the quietness and stillness of the wilderness without distraction until he was able to pick up the heart of God. What is in a person’s heart is not just what is taught; it is what is caught by being with them. When we spend time with God, we begin to have access to his heartbeat, His heart desires, and His heart cries.
Also, the scripture tells us that the Holy Spirit is given to us so we can access the thoughts in the heart of the Father. Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:11-12, “For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” The Holy Spirit is the whisperer of the thought of God to us, His children. When we cultivate our relationship with the Holy Spirit, we have greater access to the thoughts of God for us and for situations we find ourselves in.
What happens when we become people after God’s heart? We have access to His secret. Psalm 25:14 says, “The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.” People with access to the secret of the Lord have an advantage in life. There is a secret of God for how we are supposed to live; run our lives, our family, and our finances. Access to these mysteries is the privilege given to the saints in Christ Jesus. The scripture says in Deuteronomy 29:29, “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” God reveals His secret to us so we can participate in His divine plan and nature for us as His children.
I pray that this month of September, you will have unfettered access to the heart of the Father, giving you a divine edge in life and a supernatural advantage over the enemy of your soul, Satan.
Pastor Jide Lawore
Apostolic Leader, Agape House of Worship
Prayer Points for the Month of September
- Thank God because His thoughts and His heart towards you are good; they are to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 11:29
- Thank God because you are His heir, and through His word and the ministry of the Holy Spirit given to you, you have access to the heart of the Father for you. 1 Corinthians 2:11-12
- Pray that this month, your intimacy with God will move to the next level, giving you unfettered access to His thoughts and His heart for you.
- Pray that you will have access to the secret of The Lord, thereby having an edge in life and an advantage over the enemy of your soul, Satan. Psalm 25:14
- Pray that just like David, you will be described as a man or woman after God’s heart. God’s heartbeat will become your heart cry. You will love what He loves and hate what He hates.