Early last year I attended two funerals in the space of about a week and they were so vastly different.
The first funeral was very large and full of beautiful tributes and thanks for how this man had made a positive impact on people’s lives- his family’s lives, the local community around him and even internationally! He lived a selfless life where he sought to reflect Christ’s heart for others.
The second funeral was very small and quite the opposite of the first. The contrast of the two services made me think about how I want to spend my life and how I want to be described and remembered.
There’s a song by Chris Tomlin called “Your Heart”. It is written from the perspective of King David and says:
At the end of the day I wanna hear people say
My heart looks like Your heart, my heart looks like Your heart
When the world looks at me, let them agree
That my heart looks like Your heart, my heart looks like Your heart
David is often described as a man after God’s own heart. In Acts 13:22 Paul says:
God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’
I want to be described like that. I want to have a heart that seeks to do what God wants me to do. A heart that seeks to put others before myself. A heart that is devoted to serving others, just like Jesus.
I’m not there yet. I have a very long way to go. I pray that as I make choices everyday, that I would move closer to having a heart like Christ. I pray this for you too.
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