Tag Archive | Purity of heart

The Word! The Heart!

Romans 12:6-8 If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face.

9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.  

11-13 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

14-16 Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.

17-19 Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

Let these words find a resting place in our hearts Lord! 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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Self Examination! Look In The Mirror!

2 Corinthian 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates. 8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. 10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

This is a call to self reflect, a call I was made to answer truthfully lately. I wonder how many answers that call! It is not an easy call to answer for it lays you bare before your very eyes.

You may see some yuckness, the kind you see in others! That’s right, it’s your turn to weed out all those tares. For while men slept, the enemy came and sowed stares – Matthew 13:25-30.

What have you allowed to creep into you, cling unto you, what is that thing you are romancing?

Help is available to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. The blood of Jesus Christ is available for you today. You know what? It requires realness, genuine desire to be made whole, to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Talk to God, asking for help, and grace! He will not fail thee!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!