More on the “Heart”

“As we think, so we are” (Prov. 23:7)

It is easy to take “heart” inventory. What were your thoughts today? Our thoughts reveal what is in our heart (Matt.12:34, 15:19, Mk.7:21). We can know enough about our own heart through our thoughts that we entertain throughout the day. It can be shocking sometimes. But, by God’s grace we can turn our hearts towards him and get refocused.

I have been taking “heart inventory” lately. I want to be more “single-hearted” to Christ. In other words, I want my heart, my whole being to be consumed with Him every moment of everyday. There can be so many wasted thoughts in a given day. How much better to have our heart feed our mind with thoughts of value.

Crying out to God and praying, “change my heart oh God!” is a good place to start.

For when I am “single-hearted”, then I am “single-minded”. If the heart be single, than the mind will follow with singleness.

If I have confusion of mind, than the heart is full of stuff that needs to be cleaned out. Heart cleaning needs to take place.

An overwhelmed heart produces an overwhelmed mind.

If any of this hits home, then take some time alone with God and do some heart business. He wants to change our hearts more than we can fathom. This is the business that He is in. When our hearts are changed by Him, the evidence will be a changed mind, changed speech and changed actions.

Try it, if you haven’t recently.

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4 Responses to “More on the “Heart””

  1. eternallyhopeful Says:

    Very Good! With a tired heart, I think God will need to seditate me to do the cleaning at this moment. But, certainly, I’m open to whatever He should have. Great thoughts, and very true. If our heart isn’t cleaned out, we respond out of our dirt and not out of the holiness of God and His love. God bless, Roxanne
    http://www.eternallyhopeful.wordpress.com

  2. timbob Says:

    Good afternoon. This is such an important thing; for each of us to continually take inventory of the heart. It’s astonishing how that, one moment we can be in the indescribable sweet presence of the Lord, and then moments later, our thoughts can be somewhere off in lala land. (For lack of a better description) Our thoughts will always gravitate to that which is foremost in our heart and will eventually spill into our conversation.

    May we all diligently cast down imaginations, especially the seemingly neutral ones, that rise up in opposition to Christ.

    Blessings always in Jesus name.

    timbob

  3. Richard Says:

    Eternallyhopeful,
    May God refresh your tired heart.
    Good comment on the “dirt” vs. the “holiness of God and His love”.
    Bless you sister!

  4. Richard Says:

    Timbob,
    It’s good to hear from you brother! I hope all is fine with you and your family.
    Amen, good thoughts regarding the heart. I also want to stay away from “lala land”.
    May He continue to bless you as you go out!

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