Acts 17:25 (NLT)
and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need.
Hands (our physical efforts to service of God) will not do, He requires the servitude of human hearts! True that the hands will follow in union with the heart but He wants us to lead with our heart first.
Matthew 6:21 (NLT)
Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
Jesus became our sacrifice on which the guilt of all our sin was laid. His Grace is given freely just as His life was and it abounds with overwhelming power to absolve our disgrace!
1 John 2:2 (CSB)
He himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world.
What he asks for in return is not what we can and will do for Him through His power but rather who we are! He wants us! He wants our hearts first! Then our obedience to His will, which will result in us yielding to His Spirit’s direction in our lives.
Acts 15:8 (NLT)
God knows people’s hearts, and he confirmed that he accepts Gentiles by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us.
Serve our Lord and Savior; it begins with the heart!