The Whole Heart Challenge – Chapter 6

Today we are discussing chapter 6 of my book, Giving God Your Whole Heart. In chapter six of this book, we focus on working for the Kingdom of God. There are three things that I try remind myself when it comes to working for the Kingdom of God.

1 – Love. When we walk in love, everything else falls into place. We will innately do the right thing, seek to uplift other people, and let God work through us. When we walk in love, working for the Kingdom of God becomes second nature, and the light of Jesus will shine in all that we do. Jesus commanded us to love. So let’s endeavor to make love a lasting habit in our lives.

2 – Honor. God should be our number one priority in life. We should seek to honor Him in all of our words and actions. If we keep that in mind, working for the kingdom of God will come easily to us. People will look at us and see how good the Lord is.

3 – This one is similar to number two. It helps me to remember that “it’s not about me.” It’s all about Him. Keeping this perspective helps us to always put our best foot forward and live a life of integrity, while spreading the light and love of Jesus to those around us.

Share in the comments: Was there something from this chapter of the book that resonated with you?

Don’t forget to check out today’s song: Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath

(If you want to join the Whole Heart Challenge, then I invite you to grab a copy of my book, Giving God Your Whole Heart. We will meet up here each Tuesday and Saturday throughout the month to discuss each of the nine chapters in the book.)



11 Comments on “The Whole Heart Challenge – Chapter 6

  1. Allowing God to work through us blesses the other person and blesses us in the process so much too.
    I loved the bits in the chapter of your husband and and your co- worker helping others and you out respectively and the hospital meals lady too.
    It is in the Small things everyday that we get numerous chances to reflect Christ.
    Like the scripture passage shared in the chapter may we we not be helpful only when the path is easy but also otherwise.
    Blessings 😊💙

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  2. First of all, your husband is a really good guy. Second, how sweet of your friend to bring you spaghetti! Sometimes it’s the smallest things that mean so much.

    I love the idea of making a list of my talents and gifts. Someone at church pointed out that homescooling my daughter was a great service to the Lord. I never really thought of it that way, but it did make me feel good. 😊

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    • Thank you! You are right, a small gesture can speak volumes! I like what you said about making a list of gifts and talents. That is a great idea for a number of reasons. It can be easy for many of us to think that we don’t have any gifts or talents to offer. So when we intentionally make a list, we will see how many gifts and talents we really have. And the person at your church is absolutely right! That reminds me of a quote I love. “The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes.” – Harold B. Lee

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  3. Again, timely. I’ve been wanting to improve this. A homeless man came to the door, asking to do yard work. My dad does it, something he enjoys and gets him outside. I couldn’t take it away from him. The homeless man asked if he could have enough money for a hotel room. I felt guilty saying no, even knowing my finances are stretched pretty thin. I asked him if he had water. Yep. Then the man asked if we had cookies. That I could do. I bagged up cookies, tangelos, apples, and fig bars. I realized that I feel guilty about not giving something I lacked. I had to forgive myself for feeling guilty about not having enough to share because when I do have enough I happily give. Asking if he needed bottle water opened the door to giving what I could. First step will make the next one easier.

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    • Wow! Thank you for sharing this story! I know exactly what you mean. I would have felt guilty too. But it is so beautiful that you gave what you could. What a blessing that was to the man to give him that food. God sees your heart and He knows in your heart you wanted to give all you could. This reminded me of the story in the Bible where the widow gave two cents into the offering. In Mark 12 Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” ❤️

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