When I get alone with God and praise Him out loud, the Spirit will often help by giving me words. During a recent time of early morning worship, the Spirit prompted me to thank the Lord for "directing the steps of my heart." I recorded the phrase in my journal because it seems significant. Now I'm becoming aware of how God leads my heart on a regular basis.
Christians are cautioned to not take action based on emotion, and that sounds like good advice. But the Spirit undeniably leads us with Godly desire and love. Certainly, we must not act on human impulse, but when God orchestrates our moves with the beat of His own heart, we would be foolish not to follow.
A few days ago, I found myself doing something that would have been too difficult if not for the tremendous pull of love. In my heart where God abides, I simply had no choice.
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love - 1 John 4:8.
As sheep, we know the voice of our Shepard. And as the bride of Christ, we know the heart of our Beloved. Let us always respond to His call.