HEAVE YOUR HEAVY BURDENS ON HIM He really does care for you. THE IDEAL

Lets consider our tendency to grab each piece of life and turn it into a burden that crushes by taking responsibility on myself to figure it all out fix it in my own strength deciding what is best and worrying how the result will make me look and feel.

Let me review two useful tools. ( It is my prayer and hope that you will memorize and use these tools so that when the enemy attacks you will be equipped to, having done all to be able to stand, stand!)

Purpose of the tools: study the word in such a way that it will teach reprove instruct in righteousness and equip for ministry:

Tool #1:GOD’S IDEAL / MY NATURAL WRONG RESPONSE / THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY WAY VS. HIS WAY  John 16:8

Take any question or situation, go to the word, ask the Holy spirit to open it to you, then ask

1. How would I act if I got out of God’s way and let Him do it his way?

2. How do I,apart from God’s help, yield my members (be specific) to doing the opposite of God’s way?

3. What have been the results, what fruit had I then,Romans :21 and the end is death. What are the promised results of doing it God’s way?

4. Then, lastly, What are the practical steps of obedience that will allow me to get out of God’s way and let the life that I now live in the flesh be lived by the faith of Jesus and not by my faith in myself.

The key to getting rid of burdens is to quit wanting what I naturally want and start wanting what God wants. I must have told my children a thousand times while raising them, “be where you are at, enjoying what you have been given, grateful to the giver, trusting the giver to know what is best.” It is OK to ask God for things while leaving the answer in his hands. He will give me the desire of my heart if my delight is HIM!

Today I will look at the IDEAL then on the next blog HOW I MESS IT UP and consequences then one the following PRACTICAL STEPS towards the ideal. We will consider the difference between heavy burdens  that crush and light burdens that build and strengthen.

Let’s look unto Jesus the author and keeper and finisher of our faith. Lets cons:

Matt26:39-42 “if it be possible let this cup pass from me: O my father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done”

John 5:19 The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do

John 5:30 as I hear, I judge which is just because I seek the will of the Father

John 8:28 as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

John8:50 I seek not my own glory

John 14:10 the Father that dwelleth in me He doeth the works

John17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself:

Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a Son yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered

Hebrews 10:7-9 Then said (Jesus) Lo I come to do thy will O God, (Not to do sacrifice and burnt offerings which are offered by the law) I come to do ehy will O God. (Thus removing the law and replacing it with loving God and seeking His will in a living relationship)

Tool #2: Read these verses and ask 1. What does it say? 2. How does it reprove me, how do I do the opposite of Jesus’ example? 3. What is my gut reaction when I consider living according to this truth? 4.Since it is truth, how should I then live?

FREAK OUT? SURELY NOT I!

Recently I watched a child react to a simple request to share an idea with those who love him most. His mind shut down at the terror of sharing a simple thought that they would be judgmental. Then I was listening to a tape on children who develop anxiety disorders and it shared a series of steps that produce and worsen anxiety. I then set to pondering and understanding that we all go through these steps.

There are none that FREAKETH-NOT! It is simply a matter of you and I identifying our own powerful tool for punishing anyone who dares to try and help us grow. The FREAKING can be gentle, as in my own case.  When the Lord uses scripture or circumstances or others to push me to confront someone but am sure they will freak out at me and nothing will change. Instead of obeying no matter the cost,  I just go and clean house and get quiet and take care of the thing that I needed to have them take care of, and then grumble inside and detail the others faults and maybe even bellyache to someone else about the situation with no intent of doing the confronting God asks

STEPS OF PROBLEM:

  1. I become aware that I am a sinner as evidenced by responses to life that are sinful
  2. I go to God the father and ask Him to forgive me and adopt me on the basis of Jesus finished work on the cross.
  3. Now I am forgiven and His child, but I still have the old response patterns and the Holy Spirit begins to help me notice and reprogram my habit responses to triggers.
  4. This makes me uncomfortable, so I seek to avoid the people and situations the Holy Spirit arranges in His attempt to help me grow.
  5. He uses life and others to confront me and I drive them off by FREAKING OUT.
  6. They back off and I go back to pretending that I am fine, “Isn’t it all under the blood old things have passed away and everything has become new so I shouldn’t have to work with Him to change?”
  7. Scripture becomes useless, for ALL scripture reproves.
  8. Relationships become superficial or just nonexistent since all real relationships need to say,” Hey you are stepping on my toes ouch!”
  9. Witness vanishes because the other sees our flaws and denial and concludes that god and religion are pointless as, after all, they are better than we. ( The only witness that works is, “I am the chief of sinners and am forgiven by grace and not works and God is working on me but has a ways to go, so He could surely love and forgive and help you grow also.)
  10. We see our own flaws in others and tend to over criticise them (after all a good offence is the best defense right?)  or else compare ourselves favorably.

Parents of anxious children are culpable in worsening the problem by arrainging their lives to avoid pushing the child to grow  in order to prevent their freakouts.

By FREAK OUT, I mean choices that punish the caring confronter and push them to back off and give up. Examples I have watched in myself and others: Blow up at the begining of a contact to establish “I am the fault finder not you” and then quickly back up with the implied threat that “I can always go back to freaking out if you confront me”.  Asking questions in a judgemental tone, adopting a hard expression when someone wants to discuss a situation, make sure you do even less if confronted for not doing enough and if confronted on this say ” well you told me I wasn’t doing it well, yelling and attacking the one who cares enough to voice concern, then promptly forgetting or minimizing what you did, going silent for a long time, walking out on them, quitting, badmouthing them to others, agreeing with the feedback they promptly forgetting and changing nothing, doing things as asked in such a way that they wish you hadn’t done it at all.

The freak-outer thinks that their technique has worked because everything quiets down, but this is a cause and effect world what we sow we reap. Anything else would make God a fool and he will not be made a fool of.  One of the saddest verses is God gave them their request  and sent leanness into their soul. Psalm 106:15

Whats’ healthy? Let scripture reproove, ask for and consider and apply and reward negative feedback. Draw towards those who care enough to confront, don’t say “thanks” and even apply the feedback and then avoid the person. Share how you have applied the advice and ask for further ideas. When confronted say: Thank you for coming to me directly; Are you saying———?; I am trying to grow and have a blind spot there; do you have any suggestions on how to grow; I will let you know how I am doing and have tried the following already; could you hold me accountable.

I think that you can clearly see that such a response would cause the world to sit up and see our Holy Spirit driven good works and conclude there must be a God and give Him his glory due.

BENIFITS OF A RIGHT HEART

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! —-“Do I fear for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren in this crazy world. Never fear that, says the Lord, fear me and I will bless them in the midst of the warfare.”

Deuteronomy 17:20That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel. “Do I resent the struggles of life and fear the ravages of old age? Lord help me to lift up my brethren and keep your laws so that I might delight in this life for as long as you choose to leave me here.”

2 Kings 10:30 Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in MINE HEART,thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.—“I should not think my own thoughts or ponder and imagine my own goals in my heart, but ask the Holy Spirit to help me discern God’s heart.”

2 Kings 22:19Because thine HEART was TENDER and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee–“Thank you Lord for being a God who hears little old me. Teach me to have all of my conversation, my walk-and-talk with you.”

1 Chronicles 28:9And thou,  know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a PERFECT HEART and with a willing mind: for the lord searcheth all HEART, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, He will be found of thee; “Don’t forget, seek and I will find Him, ask and I will find Him, if I come to God knowing the He IS and that his very nature is to reward me for seeking him–with Himself!”

2Chronicles 31:21And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with ALL HIS HEART, and prospered.– “I have often done service in the kingdom because God is worthy and a blessing to others but have been left a little empty. Now I am trying to serve in His kingdom in order to draw closer to Him and get to know him and sense His love for me.”

2 Chronicles 32: Notwithstanding, he HUMBLED HIS HEART, so that the wrath of the Lord came not upon them. “God would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah if He does not punish the USA. Still I see many of His people who are humbling themselves. I need to join them and plead for my country. Perhaps He might grant on more great awakening that engulfs even the people from every tribe and nation on our shores.”

2 Chronicles 16:9For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose HEART IS PERFECT  TOWARDS HIM.–“He is not only the God who hears, He is the God who sees, not to destroy me or punish me, but to show himself strong into my weakness.  Much more would I then glory in my weakness. (Surely I have much to glory in as the chief of sinners and weakest of saints who am the least) SO when I am weak then I am strong because His strength is make perfect in my weakness.”

ASK NOT WHAT YOUR GOD CAN DO FOR YOU

President Kennedy stood on the steps of the student union at the University of Michigan and said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask instead, what can you do for your country?” This was the opposite of a student demonstrating in Washington DC a few years later holding a sign. “There is nothing worth dying for!” As you know, I sought out and fought for the right to serve in the USAF, having been rejected when I volunteered to serve in Vietnam. It turns out that they have lower standards for doctors than for ordinary soldiers so I got in, despite having had seizures as a child.  I believe that what God has given us in this country, even with all the damage that has been done to it recently, is both worth working to uphold and even worth dying for.

Our  God is vastly more worthy of worship, than even our country. Worship is an old english word for being worth honoring and serving. I remember a missionary that had everything taken away as a prisoner. He was forbidden to preach but, of course, (judge for yourselves whether is is better to obey God or men) preached anyways. He was kept in isolation, fed rotten food, slept on a stone floor with a bucket for a lavatory. He told God that he was OK with all that but he had one even bigger loss. He did not feel God’s presence. He kept asking God to make his presence felt, but nothing happened. Then he thought of all that God had done for him already in giving his own son and saving him and giving him eternal life. He said, “God, if you never give me more than this, not even a sense of your presence, still you are worthy of worship! He set about mechanically praying and praising and singing. Suddenly God filled the room with his presence and soon after had him released.

So many times we serve God for what he does for us and then whine if he isn’t performing up to our expectations. We may berate ourselves for not feeling “high” enough at church but we are really upset at Him for not giving us that “high”. We complain, like the children of Israel in the desert, about our food, lodging, clothes, friends, abilities,ministries, feelings. When you review what God has already done for you, do you experience the peace of loosing all expectations that between now and heaven things have to go a certain way or we will be upset. Inner peace comes from remembering that, if He never did another thing for us–what he has already done would be more than enough.

A few years ago a poorly de-iced plane taking of from Washington DC crashed into the Potomac. The tail was out and a few survivors were swimming in the icy water. They couldn’t climb out but were being rescued one at a time by a helicopter with a basket. A young man kept helping them into the basket. When they returned for him, he was too cold to climb in and drowned. He gave his life for theirs. Can you imagine one of them saying, when asked about appreciation, “Well yeah he saved my life BUT blah blah blah. NO! There is no yes but, only Yes Lord I am all yours period!

Like the missionary, let us set about doing for Him and His kingdom, singing, serving, praying, writing, teaching, reproving, lifting, and in general asking “what can I do to join into His labors on earth?” rather than, “What can He do for me?”

I often feel like the invisible man and want to quit serving or teaching or doing because, as a severe co-dependent I still connect my worth and the worthiness of my labor to others wanting to hang with me and join into the labor , in part, because they like to be around me. When this doesn’t happen, I almost feel like it wasn’t worth doing.

In order to get my focus back where it belongs, I then ask, ” Am I doing what the Lord wants and doing it for others?” Then lighten up remembering that, even if no one else notices, He will be faithful and make something out of my obedience, He enjoys my company, He likes me joining into labor with him in order to get to know Him more.

He  is worthy of my labor for the rest of my years even if, like Jeremiah, no one says “at-a-boy! or “let’s hang out together” I have not yet suffered unto death and believe that if there were nothing worth dying for then there would be nothing worth living for. Since I am willing to die for Him then these other lesser sacrifices should be nothing by comparison. However I have often thought that if someone put a gun to my head and said, “curse God or die!” that would be a simple “OK here I come Lord”. Sometimes dying daily to myself and taking up my cross daily for however long He might choose to leave me seems harder. Praise God, His grace is sufficient.

WHY WON’T GOD MAKE ME BE GOOD I’d be OK with that!

Always remember that Jesus is a gentle lover and will not force himself upon his bride-you.

So often we play this game where we complain and resist and ignore and He is supposed to make us be good anyways, like a small child throwing themselves backwards and complaining if we don’t catch them.

I remember a man who was plagued with pornography. It had ruined his marriage family and health and he was an inpatient at a christian hospital feeling sorry for himself for what his choices had produced, He was hating the consequences rather than hating the SIN. He wanted to have God fix him painlessly without him having to confess sin or seek accountability or fight the urge to indulge. ” God why don’t you just take it away?” he cried. God’s reply! “But you like your porn and would think that  I owed you one if I took  it away. ”

I remember a man addicted to going to a strip joint. As he was headed out of his house he prayed, “God please don’t let the car start–it did. Don’t let the garage door open–it did. Let someone that I know spot me getting out of my car and cause me to stop–no one did.” He should have prayed for strength to call an elder brother at church and get real with them.

I remember a cocaine addict who spent 6 months feeling that God owed her big-time for her willingness to relinquish her delicious cocaine.  Finally she came to her senses and realized that she owed Him big time for delivering her from her chains. As long as she loved her cocaine and only hated the destruction, she was in constant danger of falling back. When we see our sin as the enemy and God as our ally against it, then we have fellowship with Him and find the strength for lasting victory.

A young couple argued about his motorcycle. Finally, fed up, she left him for loving his motorcycle more that he loved her. He soon came to his senses and said, “if you come back I’ll EVEN give up my motorcycle for you!” She turned down the offer, knowing that the rest of their lives he’d point out his sacrifice and expect her to give in on everything else.

We need to hate sin and hunger for righteousness. God wants me to hate my sin, hate it’s pleasures and temporary rewards; know that I am powerless to deal with my sin and thus avoid the devastation; know that He alone has the answer; beg for mercy and grace and be very very grateful for His help. He won’t make us be good but he will help us take steps of repentance and cause them to succeed.

Did you know that if you put out a bowl of motor oil and a bowl of radiator fluid, only the radiator fluid will kill a dog—because it tastes good. We must hate the sin for its pleasure instead of wishing we could find a way to get the pleasure without the death but still be in control and still be on the throne of our life. There is a way to pleasure without death–God’s way. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.  IE: sex in marriage, food with gratitude and no gluttony, enjoy a job well done and give God the glory, enjoy a relationship with out fear of loss because the gift is from the Lord.

Many a young parent would love to get rid of their free will and let God make them be a perfect parent, a perfect spouse. Especially if we were raised badly and are afraid to repeat the family errors. But God is not interested in having a relationship with a “perfect” stepford wife but would rather wash us with the water of His word and help us grow one free will step at a time climbing the hill together.

the HEART of the problem

My pastor invited the men of the church to show up early Saturday for mutual encouragement and asked us to read THE CALVARY ROAD by Roy Hessian. He paired us up to pray for each other and call each other and discuss what the Holy Spirit brings up from our reading.

The chapter seemed to suggest that there should be a difference in what we say and do as a result of a relationship with God. True, but my problem is that my saying and doing naturally LOOK godly.it is the inner chatter that is the problem.

You see, I was born “nice”. I spent my youth pondering  the Word of God and making a good show of living up to it in my own strength. I was pathologically nice! I chose the co-dependent road of trying to earn my worth and security by cleaning my room and never needing a spanking and helping around the house and getting good grades. My payoff was not great I was invisible and totally ignored. The way of works never pays well.I came to believe that, when I pleased others and was helpful — then I was nothing and nobody, but if anyone was mad at me –then I was less than nobody and that was worse.

Now, I thank God for grace where I am somebody because God says so and my sombodiness does not need to be maintained.

I realized that I need to focus,  not on just doing things God’s way outwardly, but on talking in my heart in a godly way, on the inward chatter. For man looks on the outward but God looks on the HEART.

There are many who just live in sin and deny the truth. Then there are the Pharisees who acknowledge the right way and tell everyone else to shape up but do little themselves. I am  talking to the ones who acknowledge and act according to the truth but still are filled with judgement and negative inner chatter.

For as a man thinks,ponders, imagines, ruminates in his heart–so is he!

Yes, when the inner man is godly, there will be outward change, but it is possible to do things in ways that look godly to others, yet still have the wrong motive, saying ” Lord Lord have I not visited the prisoners and fed the hungry and given drink to the thirsty in your name? So don’t You owe me a seat at Your banquet table?”   NO! Depart from me you are working iniquity I don’t know you, Jesus replies.        Am I secretly ruminating on the unfairness of everything, and thinking, “why don’t others join in or appreciate as they should, and “can you believe those others, how can they be that way?, what are others thinking about me? How can I make them agree and change.” (I’ve always found that I get most upset when I try to bless others with God’s truth and they refuse to be blessed–pretty crazy huh? No skin off of my back if they don’t change. They are the ones in trouble, I should hurt for them, not be upset at them. After all, God will reward me for trying)” etc.etc.      Now I have learned not to wait till all my inner chatter is godly before I go obey. It seems to be enough to realize and admit to God that my inner chatter is pretty messed up but what the proper thinking would be and to ask Him to bless my feeble efforts despite my inner mess. The devil suggests that to obey when our HEART is imperfect would be hypocrisy so we should wait and try to fix the inner mess.      That is the ultimate impossible works orientation.       Hypocrisy is doing things to look good or gain approval of men or gain worldly advantage without seeing the behavior as godly and right on it’s own. If doI admit God’s Ideal reasons, and that mine are imperfect but then obey because it is right–that is righteousness not hypocrisy.

For example, when I talk to a bunch of new people, such as at a church, part of me wants them to appreciated my effort so that I can feel a twinge of self earned worth and significance.  However, I know that the right reason is that God wants to impart His healing truths to them through my yielded members. So I say, ” Lord please bless my sharing to the welfare of your people and I freely acknowledge the warring inner chatter and that Your ways are right.”

GIVE THE LORD YOUR VALENTINE

GIVE ME THY HEART

Psalm 9:1I will praise thee O Lord, with my whole heart                                                        Psalm 13:2How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily?
Psalm 4:4Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon the bed                                                                                                                    Psalm19:8The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart:
Psalm 19:14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 27:8When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
Psalm 51:10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 51:17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Psalm 66:18If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
Psalm 90:12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm 119:11Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psalm 138:1I will praise thee with my whole heart:
Psalm 139:23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
Proverbs 3:5Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs 4:4He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words
Proverbs 4:23Keep thy heart with all diligence;
Proverbs 7:3Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
Proverbs 10:8The wise in heart will receive commandments:
Proverbs 14:30A sound heart is the life of the flesh:
Proverbs 15:15All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
Proverbs 16:23The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Proverbs 20:9Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
Proverbs 23:7For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:
Proverbs 23:26My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
Proverbs As ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.
Proverbs 28:26He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool:                                                   Ecclesiastes 8:16When I applied mine heart to know wisdom,
Jeremiah 17:9The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Jeremiah 17:10 I the Lord search the heart,
Lamentations 5:17For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.
Daniel 1: He purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself
Daniel 10:12 Fear not, Daniel: for thou didst set thine heart to understand,
Daniel 11:12And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it.
Hosea 7:14And they have not cried unto me with their heart
Joel 2:12Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
Joel 2:13And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God
Malachi 4:6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Matthew 6:21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.Mark 11:23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Luke 2:19But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
Luke 6:45A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good
Luke 10:27And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
Luke 12:34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Luke 21:14Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
Luke 24:25Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe
John 14:27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Acts 2:46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Acts 4:32And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul:
Acts 11:23Who exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
Acts 13:22I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart,
Acts 16:14And a certain woman named Lydia whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things
Romans 1:24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Romans 6:17But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Romans 10:8But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Romans 10:9That 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.
Romans 10:10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;
Galatians 4:6And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Ephesians 3:17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
Ephesians 5:19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 6:5Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
Philippians 1:7Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart;
Philippians 4:7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Colossians 2:2That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love,
Colossians 3:15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Colossians 3:16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3:22Servants, obey in all things your masters in singleness of heart fearing God;                                                                                                                                                          Colossianas 3:13To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God
2 Thessalonians 2:17Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
2 Thessalonians 3:5And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
1 Timothy 1:5Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
Hebrews 3:8Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Hebrews 3:10Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
Hebrews 3:15While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
Hebrews 4:12For the word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 10:16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Hebrews 10:22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
Hebrews 13:9Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
James 4:8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
James 5:8Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
1 Peter 1:22 see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1 Peter 3:4But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
1 John 3:19And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
1 John 3:20For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
1 John 3:21Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
HEART: MY INNER CHATTER, MY SILENT PONDERING,WHAT I REALLY THINK: GIVE IT TO GOD!