Sunday, March 9, 2008
“WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART”
The bible talks a lot about the way we should live. It says that we should examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. (II Cor. 13:5) What we do on a daily basis really shows what is in us. It is not what we do when others are looking, or what we do at church, or even at work. You can tell what is in a person's heart by the way he acts daily.
Prov 4:23 Keep & guard your HEART with all vigilance & above all that you guard, for out of it flow the spring of life.
Many people look to the things of this world. Things will not make you happy.
Matt. 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your HEART be also.
You can tell what people believe just by what they say.
Matt. 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the HEART; and they defile the man.
Matt. 12:34 ... for out of the abundance of the HEART the mouth speaketh.
Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his HEART bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his HEART bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the HEART his mouth speaketh.
Matt. 22:37; Luke 10:27; Deut 6:5; Josh 22:5- Love the Lord thy God with all thy HEART
John 14:1 Do not have a troubled HEART
Ex. 35:5 Have a willing HEART
I Sam 16:7 God looks at the HEART, men look on the outside, but God looks at the HEART
I John 5:21(AMP) Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods) - [from anything & everything that would occupy the place in your HEART due to God, from any sort of substitute for Him that would take first place in your life]. Amen (so let it be)
Heb 3:10 Don’t be led away in your HEARTS
Heb 3:12 do not have an unbelieving HEART
Heb 3; Mark 16:14; John 12:40 Do not harden your HEART
Ezek 18:31 & 36:26 have a new HEART, and not a stoney HEART
Ps112:8; Ps 34 - Have a steady HEART
We must protect our hearts. Guard your heart, keep it loving, & keep it pure. Never let it be troubled. I liked the way my husband put it, “do not lose command of your own heart”. We must not let others take from our hearts what God is doing in us. Keep your faith placed in what Jesus did at the cross. When you do that the Holy Spirit will work in you. You do not look at others. You do not know what is in their HEART. You only can look to Jesus for who you are to be. It is the will of God that we are conformed to the image of Jesus, not the image of this world. So Guard your HEART!!