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.
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.
of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues
of life. Proverbs 4:34
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.
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
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
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....
are your's; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.1
Corinthians 3: 21 -23
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
that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous
shall flourish as a branch.