Job did something special to capture God's heart. Job 1:8 says: Then the Lord said to Satan, 'Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. God has emotions. He feels pain, but he also feels pleasure, and we have been given the privilege of being able to touch his heart. But the best of all is that it was he who took the initiative of seeking us and conquering our hearts. Jeremiah said: You deceived me, Lord, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me. (Jeremiah 20:7) From the time that the author learned that he could capture the heart of God and enjoy his favor, this became the all-consuming purpose of his life. But he wants God's heart not only for himself alone, but also for his house, his church and his nation. David was another man who captured the heart of God and because of David, God made Mount Zion his dwelling place. Psalm 132:13-14 says: For the Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling, saying, This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it. The author has the goal of sharing everything he has learned in his spiritual journey, trying to capture the heart of God and making of his life and of his church a place where God will want to remain and dwell. The Scriptures tell us that whenever believers are gathered together for worship, God is in the midst of them; however, in his opinion that does not always happen because he wants to, but because he has been summoned. He is present because he himself said: For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them (Matthew 18:20). But there are times when God really desires to be in our midst. These are moments that give him pleasure; he feels loved, desired ... This is the message that the author wants to communicate in order to bless others: How can we capture the heart of God? His answer is based on the biblical principle that we were created for God, indicating that it is God who takes the initiative in the conquest, and this is the place of his presence, what to do when God is not present, what are the reasons why his presence has been taken away, the glory that belongs only to him, the sin of man and the absence of God, the lack of respect in his presence and the restoration of the presence of the Thrice Holy One. He explains which road leads to God, what happens with God responds, the power that praise has in the process and the way that the presence of God attracts human beings to himself, awakening in them a hunger and thirst for their Creator and Redeemer, the one who gives them his forgiveness and his life in the midst of his presence in our lives, and in the lives of our family and of our church.
Known as a worshiper and teacher of the Word of God, Andres Corson is the founding pastor of the Church of the Place of his Presence in Bogota, Colombia; a church of more than twenty-three thousand people. This church is well known for its ministry of praise and worship, its relevant and practical preaching, its theater works, its passionately radical young people (half of the church members are young people), a children's church that is unique in the world, for the excellence with which things are done and for their passion for Jesus. SPANISH BIO: Conocido como adorador y maestro de la Palabra de Dios, Andres Corson es el Pastor fundador de la iglesia El Lugar de su Presencia, en Bogota, Colombia; una iglesia con mas de veintitres mil personas. Es una iglesia reconocida por su ministerio de alabanza y adoracion, su predicacion relevante y practica, sus obras de teatro, su juventud apasionada y radical (la mitad de los miembros de la iglesia son jovenes), su iglesia de ninos unica en el mundo, la excelencia con que se hacen las cosas y su pasion por Jesus.
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