The Heart is Central

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The human heart is the central focus of our being.  God deals with us in our hearts.

Thanks god, my dearest and all dear friends! ;...

What is the heart?  John Eldredge, in Waking the Dead, concludes that your heart is “you.”  My heart is “me.”

Now if we break this down just a bit we see that the heart God deals with  has a rational component, we think, it has and emotional part, we feel, it has a volitional component, we make choices, and it has a desire part, we have surface and deep desires.  Some of our deep desires were place in our hearts by God.  That is the subject of another discussion.

I believe my heart has attitude!  My heart does have attitude and I have had to deal with attitude on many occasions.  Righting a wrong attitude makes all the other components of my heart work better together. More

I want Eternal Life

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I don’t know about you but I want eternal life and not a life that has the issues that this life has but one where His rule and reign produce every lasting peace in my soul.

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Only The Word of God Can do this?

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Sometimes 1 pictures is worth 1000 words. This is one of those pictures.

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What does this picture do for you?  Are you sensing Jesus through His Word embracing you as this?  Do you want to experience Jesus this way?

I am spending this year, 2013, diving into the Word of God and longing through this experience to sense His work in my heart and life.  This has been extreme pleasure and joy.  Feel free to comment.

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You are Going to be Okay

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There is a story unfolding and you are in it!!!  Be safe, rest assured, God is in it with you.  Read these words and bless Him for your life today.  As you bless Him, He gets glory!

The Bible in China

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The Bible in China: From the banned book during the Cultural Revolution to the best-selling book of the year. More

You Are My Beloved, On You My Favor Rests

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“Being the Beloved expresses the core truth of our existence.
…Listening to that voice with great inner attentiveness, I hear at my center words that say,
“I have called you by name, from the very beginning.
You are mine and I am yours.
You are my Beloved, on you my favor rests.
I have molded you in the depths of the earth and knitted you together in your mother’s womb.
I have carved you in the palms of my hands and hidden you in the shadow of my embrace.
I look at you with infinite tenderness
and care for you with a care more intimate than that of a mother for her child.
I have counted every hair on your head and guided you at every step.
Wherever you go, I go with you, and wherever you rest, I keep watch.
I will give you food that will satisfy all your hunger and drink that will quench all your thirst.
I will not hide my face from you.
You know me as your own and I know you as my own.
You belong to me.
I am your father, your mother, your brother, your sister, your lover and your spouse…
Yes, even your child…
Wherever you are I will be.
Nothing will separate us.
We are one.”
(H. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved)
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First Things First

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What’s first is coming to and understandings, coming into a relationship with THE God of the Universe.  The God who came and died and rose again and lives forevermore and rules on His throne.

Per the End of the Story, we will all bow before Him whether we know Him or not.

Back to first things, first, we come to know him.  I’d choose Les Mis and Jean Valjean to demonstrate that.  This is his conversion.  Move to minute 7:10 and view from there.  Though it is choppy,  you will see the mercy and grace offered Jean Valjean and his response.

This response is conversion.  When we see the grace and mercy that has been offered us, we “get” humility as Jean gets humility and we bow before the one who purchased our pardon–the One beloved Jesus–the Author and Finisher.

Have you seen the grace and mercy Jean saw this day?

 

 

 

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