Saved and unsaved alike, we were all born with a sinful nature, and we are all in need of a savior. God is aware of our propensity to sin while living in our fleshly bodies, but our defensive and materialistic nature often blinds us to the love and forgiveness that He readily offers, and instead, we find ourselves in a spiritual desert, searching for water to quench our thirst.
After God’s Own Heart by Samantha P. Meade is a collection of biblically inspired poems that touch on the various experiences of a prodigal son or daughter in a spiritual wilderness and the lessons learned through confession, repentance, and the grace, mercy, and forgiveness of God. Meade speaks both to herself and to readers within her poems, sharing a stream of consciousness that uncovers faith-based truths and the struggles Christians may face when creating a deeper relationship with Christ.
God knows the acts of obedience and disobedience that we will perform before we ever carry them out, and His Word assures us that even when we make a decision not to obey Him, His love for us never changes and never comes to an end. He is forever ready and waiting for us to confess our sins to Him, turn away from those sinful habits, and ask for forgiveness. His desire is not that we live lives of perfection, but that in this life, we continuously position our hearts to remain in pursuit of His glory that leads to total victory in Christ Jesus.