Food for thought    26th June 09

Every thought has an origin, a power and a future
Brian Houston - Hillsong



Please don't miss this wonderful song
by Ray Boltz


Song spot

What if I give all I have







The Lord is saying... Yes child, it is the heart that matters, learn to always look at the heart of a person, and to diligently keep your own heart for this is truly where all matters originate from. Your tongue steers the course of your life, but it is out of the abundance of your heart that your mouth speaks. Learn this lesson well that you will know exactly where your life is going by searching your heart. Are you trusting in me with all of it or are you trusting in something or someone else? Do you want hundred fold fruit? Then search your heart and find out whether the spring is pure and undiluted.

"Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." Matthew 12:34

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:34


Shirley's note:

I am becoming more and more aware of the location and the condition of my heart. I always thought that my heart was somewhere in the left side of the top half of my chest and of course that is where my physical heart is. But the 'heart' of us, which is really our soul, where our decisions are made and our feelings are felt, is right in the top half of the stomach. Locate that place in you where you feel fear, pleasure, grief and courage. That is your true heart. You will know what you are believing in your heart by the emotions you feel there. By locating that part inside of you and becoming more aware of how to replace fear with God's love and promises right there, you can cherish what is true and lovely and in that place God's love will drive out the fear. The heart is where you cradle God's word, nourish and feed it and watch it mature and eventualy reproduce. When we really get to grips with this concept there will be no stopping the fruit that we will produce for the Kingdom of God.

Somehow by practising this, I am also becoming aware when my trust is starting to subtly but significantly starting shift from Jesus. A situation I had never had before presented itself by the death of a deceased friend who had left me something in his will. Suddenly the trust that I had cultivated in Jesus as my source of supply was shifting to the assurance of this money; not a lot of money in most people's eyes but an abundance by my experience. I had learnt to live by faith; for example, if needing necessary expensive dental treatment I would believe for the money for the first appointment and let the Lord take care of the rest. Suddenly the prospect of not having to live like that seemed promising, and as I started to place my trust in it, I felt it right there in the pit of my stomach. Is there anything wrong with having more than enough.... No! of course not. The Lord wants us to prosper as our soul prospers, but what He never wants is for our trust and security to be in anything other than Him. Our security must always be based on His word for that is the only rock that will never fail us. Everything else is sinking sand and temporary, a false foundation on which to build. I soon had to come down to earth and put my trust in the reality of God's unfailing provision right now.

Have you noticed that God give us what we need when we need it and not before. If and when God adds the 'other things' that come to us when we seek the Kingdom first, he will give us the grace to deal with them then, and in that present 'NOW'. To hold riches, fame or power, we need to have a steady hand, to be able to use them wisely and in love; this takes a good helping of God's grace, which only comes when we need it for that situation. What's the use in us putting our trust in things we haven't got yet, the grace to deal virtuously with them hasn't arrived either.. God's grace and provision arrive together..

This is a profound and deep truth if you can grasp it. Let us be content with what God gives us today, living in the present always brings its grace, peace and provision. And in the 'NOW' everything is ours and at hand. If we learn to live in the now we will learn to find health, provision and everything else that Christ has won for us. In that eternal 'NOW' All is well. How could we be richer than this....


............ ........all are your's; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.1 Corinthians 3: 21 -23


Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee

.Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.