ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS, Beloved of God…
WORTH CONSIDERING 3/21/19 (This is possible one of the most profound teaching from Joel Osteen.)
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23, NIV)
Guard Your Heart
Your eyes, ears and mouth are all gateways to your heart. What you watch and listen to goes into your heart whether you realize it or not. Similar to a computer, what you allow into your heart programs your thinking and words, which ultimately determines the direction of your life. Indeed, your thoughts determine actions, attitude and self-image. You can guard your heart by being extremely careful about what you watch and listen to. But beyond that, you have to guard your heart against bitterness and bad attitudes. The Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. That means your words show where your heart is. Take inventory today of what you are saying, watching and listening to. As you guard your heart and mind, the springs of life within in you will flow freely, and you will live in the abundance the Lord has in store for you.
A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, today I submit my mind and heart to You. I choose to guard my heart and ask that You guide and direct my everyday choices. Purify me by Your spirit so that life will flow from me in every area. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
All that has been created in the universe is the product of faith. The Bible teaches that all of the atoms are held together by the WORD of GOD’s FAITH. And that The Great Creator is seeking to teach us how to become in HIS IMAGE, Gen.1:27. So Real Faith is how we enter into HIS dimension of eternity. This is the application of HEART FAITH, Rom. 10:9-10. In fact in Heb.11:1, Paul teaches us that faith is both substance and evidence. So if you want to move into God’s Dimension of Eternity to light speed you will have to come into a deep, deep understanding of how that faith works from the heart. Fact is, I am still learning on this one.
Some of the Words of Christ Jesus in teaching about faith: “According to your faith, be it unto you, Matt.9:29. If you have faith as a grain of mustard see,…. nothing shall be impossible unto you, Matt.17:20. Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole, Mark 5:34. Arise, go they way: thy faith hath made thee whole, Luke 17:19. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith.. Acts 6:5. …purifying their hearts by faith, Acts15:9. …sanctified by faith that is in me, Acts 26:18. The just shall live by faith, Rom.1:17. … faith is counted for righteousness, Rom.4:5. So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, Rom.10:17
So back to HEART: Your heart decides what you will treasure, Matt.6:21, Out of the heart can come both good and evil, Matt.12:35. Heart faith can be lost, Matt.13:19. So we are to train our heart to love God with all we have, Matt.22:37. And we can also harden our heart, Mark 6:52. And we can talk the talk and not walk the walk, Mark7:16 So faith to change things comes from the heart, Mark 11:23. And don’t be troubled, John 14:27. And the Early Church melted together, Acts.4:32.
God also gave the Holy Spirit due to heart faith, Acts 15:9. But the heart can be darkened, Rom.1:21. And let your giving be from the heart, 2 Cor.9:7, It is also good to sing to the LORD, Eph.5:19. What you do, do with a whole heart to the Lord, Col.3:23. God wants to establish your heart in holiness, 1 Thess.3:13. So use your will, 2 Tim.2:22 to have a pure heart. God really knows your heart, Heb.4:12 so no use hiding out. And HE will change your heart if allowed, Heb.8:10 So get close to God with a true Heart and get washed up good, Heb.10:22 Allow God to clean you up, James 4:8.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org