6 ways God shapes your heart!

work of heart

work of heart

How do we recognize God’s shaping work in our lives? Here are the top 6 ways God shapes our hearts:

  1. Culture: God uses the affirming and opposing forces of culture to form, confront and challenge our hearts to connect with culture. God wants you to know where you come from, where you stand and where you want to go to take others with you.
  2. Call: God uses call (figuring out why you are here) to shape your heart. What have you been called to do? Have you seen the relevant gifts for this assignment grow with your call? What has God anointed in your life? When do you feel most alive? How is your call being expressed in what you are doing?
  3. Community: God uses your family of origin, your current family, friendships and faith community to shape your heart. Are you isolated from people or building a mosaic of relationships with people who are positively shaping your life and ministry?
  4. Communion: God uses our time with him to shape our hearts. Do you have regular dates with God?When God thinks about you, what expression comes over his face (Your view of God is affected by your answer)? How do you keep God on your heart throughout the day? What can you do to improve your communion with God?
  5. Conflict: Whether we like it or not conflict is a necessary part of having our heart shaped for without resistance, we don’t grow. How did your family of origin handle conflict? What happened during your most recent conflict and how did you handle it? How can you positively approach conflict, it’s unavoidable?
  6. Commonplace: God uses the ordinary to shape our hearts. Life changes when you discover that the ordinary is absolutely extraordinary. Do you look for God in the mundane or are you caught up in looking for him in the spectacular? Do you view circumstances as interupptions or learning opportunities?

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2 Responses to “6 ways God shapes your heart!”

  1. I’m doing a school assignment and the question it:
    Ways that you can discover God in your communities

    • Corey Turner Says:

      Thanks Olivia for connecting with my blog. I hope you find something helpful for your assignment on this blogsite. Here are a few quick thoughts:
      1. Whenever we as Christ followers serve the least of these (children, orphaned, marginalised, poor, hungry and imprisoned) we are expressing God to the world.
      2. Jesus ministered in the everyday lives of people in the communities and culture that he found himself in. The word became flesh and dwelt among us.
      3. The church is called to be a witness (Acts 1:8) in our city, state, nation and the world (Matt 28:18-20)

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