Proverbs 4:23 – Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
This Sunday (March 29th 2015) my Pastor ministered a piercing Word that really opens our eyes to life and how to deal with circumstance. I had to steal the idea and write about it. e stressful moments.
In every ones life there are things to overcome and problems we all face. How we deal with these makes or breaks us most of the time. The condition of our heart is the driving factor on how to deal with these stresses. What P Daniel shared and taught us was that “The heart regulates the hands”. This is a key to understanding our decisions and directions we travel in our everyday walk.
Our hand not only gives but receives as well. We give time, money, forgiveness, effort and many other things. When someone lashes out what do we give back? A gentle response or a harsh word that hurts. These are seeds we sow that will return and cause more or less havoc for ourselves.
The condition of our heart is not only vital to how we look at others but how we see ourselves as well. Often times we can’t or don’t forgive ourselves or give ourselves mercy in areas we fail at. You have heard the term, “I am my worst critic”, and this statement is so often true because we brutalize ourselves with unkingly words and thoughts that destroy the “issues of life”
So to change these habits it takes something we all must do, Complete devotion. Life Pastor Daniel said, “Complete devotion to God brings great generosity”. When we sell out to the Lord Jesus we take on His thoughts for ourselves and start being generous in EVERY area…. Change, its what we all need to go through every day.
There are many forces in the world that we live in. The most powerful force that can drive our lives forward is FAITH. Believing in the Word of God that He is and will come through on our behalf in each and every area of your life. Its the stepping stone to what makes you, you.
Mark 1:1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.
I Was reminded this week about how important a core belief of the Gospel is, and is to proclaim the good news that we have. The Good News being that we(All Humanity) have been given a chance for eternal life instead of an eternity separated from God the Father. That is the Good News.
But of course with good news there is always bad news as well lest there won’t be any GOOD news to hear. The bad news is that many, so many will reject what the Bible says and never come to realize we have a way of escape eternal darkness.
We have to remember from the beginning as to why we needed being “saved” in the first place. When God created Adam and Eve and set them in the Garden He gave over to them dominion over ALL the earth. This wasn’t a small thing at all. I mean, Adam was Lord over all the earth and of course God was Lord over Adam and everything as well. He didn’t just kind of give him authority He gave him ALL dominion over everything.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
This resolved his place on earth. So you see, when Adam went against God’s Word that said “5 And theLordGod took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Gen 1:17-18) he had a grave mistake that not only lost him his authority on the earth but corrupted ALL mankind in the process and so God losing His creation. So there had to be a way…
In came Jesus and the plan of salvation from death. This is the reason, the reason we as Christians say we are saved! Saved from eternal death and destruction.