When my heart is moved, I am motivated.
Ready to go.
Willing to go.
God tells us in the beginning of Ezra that he ‘moved the heart of Cyrus, King of Persia.’
I love this because Cyrus was not a believer. He was a pagan king. But he moved when God moved his heart.
Cyrus released the Israelites to go back to Jerusalem. He was moved to release them so they could rebuild the temple of God.
The king was also moved to give back 5400 articles of gold and silver that had been taken from the temple of God before it was destroyed.
God moved his heart so a pagan king orchestrated and sponsored the rebuilding of God’s temple.
I have to smile.
That’s my God.
He uses everyone and everything to accomplish his will. Even those who don’t believe in him are under his authority and direction.
His will be done.
And I want to make sure I’m right in the middle of that – don’t you?
Please move our hearts, Abba Father.