” A Heart Prepared For God “

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A heart prepared for God is concerned with what pleases Him more than their own needs, and this concern extends to the well being of others as we do not hesitate to speak the word of God. (Colossians 1:26-27).  Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

 

 

I can recall throughout life meeting people who spoke the word of God without reservation, and how those around them either made fun of them or called them Jesus freaks, but until ones heart is truly prepared for God those of the world will not understand the way of the Spirit in the life of the believer. (1 Corinthians 2:11-16).  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

 

 

When we seek the Lord and obey Him it in turn causes our life to be filled with many blessings. (Psalm 119:1-3).

 

PSALM 51:10-13

 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

 

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One thought on “” A Heart Prepared For God “

  1. Dear Julia, dear sister,

    This is a GOOD post. How much I appreciate those who speak the Word of The LORD freely, without reservation, also !

    I remember a story from awhile back about a humble young lady, a Salvation Army Bell-Ringer. She was accosted by a very worldly rich businessman, who decided to ask her some theological questions. Being clever, the man thought he could put her to shame for her simplistic belief in our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

    So, as he berated her and blasted her with many “academic” arguments AGAINST CHRIST, she … shaking and trembling… answered him with,

    ” Oh, Sir… I don’t know anything about THAT, but I know GOD so loved the world that HE GAVE HIS Only-begotten SON+, that whosoever believeth in HIM+ should NOT PERISH, but have EVER-LASTING Life. ”

    He, disgustedly, went on with another of his clever arguments against CHRIST.

    She said, ” Oh, Sir… I don’t know anything about THAT, but I know GOD so loved the world that HE GAVE HIS Only-begotten SON+, that whosoever believeth in HIM+ should NOT PERISH, but have EVER-LASTING Life. ”

    And yet another of this man’s diatribe against CHRIST she endured. She answered him again, saying,

    ” Oh, Sir… I don’t know anything about THAT, but I KNOW our GOD so loved the world that HE GAVE HIS Only-begotten SON+, that whosoever believeth in HIM+ should NOT PERISH, but have EVER-LASTING Life. ”

    The haughty and hard businessman finally left her.

    That night, however, he could not sleep. Can you guess WHY ?

    Over and over in his head he kept hearing her voice and the words:

    “GOD so loved the world that HE GAVE HIS Only-begotten SON+, that whosoever believeth in HIM+ should NOT PERISH, but have EVER-LASTING Life. ”

    He was convinced of their TRUTH, repented, and was saved !

    May we all join with the Apostle Paul who said and LIVED this statement:

    “For I determined NOT TO KNOW anything among you … except JESUS CHRIST and HIM+ crucified !

    For I was with you in WEAKNESS, and in FEAR, and in much TREMBLING. ”

    1 Corinthians 2:2-3.

    That is a GOOD WATCHWORD for our conversations with others and a GOOD STANDARD to follow when interacting with our fellowmen.

    May The LORD bless your labor of love for HIM+ and for the Kingdom of GOD.

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