Matters of the Heart

Transforming Into A Women Of Truth

Transforming Into A Women Of Truth

Today, I’m going to talk about what my sister  calls “the not so pretty part of you and I.”   We will be talking about the heart.  Remember, our goal is to deal with our heart issues.  We have decided we no longer want to remain the same when it comes down to “Matters of the Heart.”

As we continue our journey for truth, we must recognize the part of us in need of healing and deliverance.  Let’s begin our study with, God’s description of the heart.  

Reading from The New Living Translation:

“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked.  Who really knows how bad it is?  But I, the Lord, search motives.  I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”   (Jeremiah 17:9-10)

The word of God tell us that we have some deceitful and wicked things going on inside of our hearts.  We all know, man see the outer appearance, but God sees the heart.

How do you suppose our heart became so deceitful and wicked?  The answer is quite simple.  SIN is responsible for the dark condition of our hearts.  Think about this for a minute.  We are concerned about dieting and eating healthier foods so we can look and feel better.  Seldom are we concerned about the things that concern God when it comes to the issues of our heart.  Think about this, if God is not concerned about the outer appearance, then what would God say to you about your own heart issues?

Let’s look at God’s list of the things that defile our heart:

Reading from The New Living Translation:

“For from within, out of a person’s heart come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.  All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you”. (Mark 7:21)

 

The meaning of the word “defile” is polluted and offensive in God’s sight.  Do you really want to be offensive to God? You can’t be offensive to God, you look so beautiful on the outside!  But God says, “You are offensive to me because I know your heart.”  For out of the heart the mouth speaks. Wow!  Did you feel that?  God got me right between the eyes!

We know now God’s description of the heart.  We also know what things are hidden within the heart.  Lastly, we will talk about why God want us to be healed from our heart issues.

Let’s take a look at why God tells us it is important to care of our heart:

Reading from The New Living Translation:

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”  (Proverbs 4:23)

Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Proverbs 4:23 says the following:

“We must maintain a holy jealousy of ourselves, a strict guard.  Keep our hearts from being defiled by sin.  Your heart is a precious jewel, keep a conscience void of offense, keep out bad thoughts.  Keep your heart with all diligence.”

We have a big task before us each and every day.  GUARD OUR HEART!  Without Jesus it is impossible for us to be successful.  

Remember our formula:  

Speak it!  Mediate on it!  Pray about it!  Release it to God!  Let the Word of God Heal it!

Take time to study the scriptures presented and let God assist you in your truth.  Remember, you are not alone.  We all fall short of the glory of God.  We are not perfect, but we serve a PERFECT GOD!  Hallelujah!  Love yourself, but love God more to want to change the issues of our heart that displeases our God.  Don’t  concentrate on your husband’s heart, your children’s heart, your co-worker’s heart.  Concentrate on your own heart and ask God to help you with your own “Matters of the Heart”.  You will be surprised when you change, others around you will change also.

My Prayer for you:

Father, we come before your Throne of Grace knowing we cannot do anything apart from you.  Please hear and answer our prayer as we walk in faith asking you to examine our heart.  Create in us all a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us.  For we know nothing is too hard for you.  Help us Father to serve you in spirit and in truth.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen!

 Stay tuned for my next blog entitled ” Secret Sins.”

One thought on “Matters of the Heart

  1. I always search my heart for the intentions behind my decisions. Am I doing this to hurt someone because they hurt me? Am I envious? Am I being bitter? I have learned that when my intention is wrong, my outcomes are always negative. I may have satisfied my flesh, but I also made a difficult situation worse by allowing myself to be led my emotions. So I think that as we search for our truths, we must ask ourselves “why am I doing this?” “What is my intention?” If we know our intention is sin-based, we have an opportunity to choose differently; respond more wisely. This opens us even more to God’s healing and wisdom. Undoubtedly, there are times we may fall short, but each day he grants us new grace so we shouldn’t ever feel stuck or hopeless. After all, aren’t we all pressing towards the mark? Growing, pushing and sometimes falling on this journey of becoming all God intends us to be.

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