Friday, November 28, 2014

God Thinking LXVI - The Whole Person Yields 10

"The third attribute that makes you who you are and makes you able to receive from God and can keep you from yielding to God is:

3.    Your heart
Your heart is not your body, nor is it your mind.  Your heart is where faith resides.  The heart is that central part of your being that senses the Holy Spirit.  The heart is that part of your being that is able to receive and believe the things of God by faith. 

When your body doesn’t want to and your mind just can’t fathom it, your heart receives it openly.  But the heart is also able to harden itself against the things of God and keep you from yielding to the Holy Spirit. 

1 Samuel 16:7
“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as a man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

Proverbs 23:7a
“For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

Phillipians 4:5-7
“Let your moderation be known unto all men.  The Lord is at hand.
V6 Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known unto God.
V7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Hebrews 4:12
“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than a two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Romans 10:9-10
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
V10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

It is easy for the intellectual to talk like they don’t need God, but their heart exposes them as desperate and needy.

The heart must be trained by faith to believe God.  The heart can stand in the way of yielding to God, but it is the heart that can by faith, yield to God as well. 

Please teach your children or tell a friend - their heart must be trained by faith to believe God.

Please don’t let the world teach your children, your family or your friends about God. 

You are the one, who must lean in and speak the words that changes hearts - “Jesus is alive.  I met Him and I just want you to hear it from me, Jesus is alive.”

You have to ask yourself, "am I by faith, yielding my heart to God?"

Excerpt from God Thinking LXVI - The Whole Person Yields by Keith C.                                          Powell Copyright 2014

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