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Guard Your Heart

 

This exhortation was spoken during the testimony time by Carole West at Resurrection Life of Jesus Church on July, 26, 2009.

The Lord was speaking to me today while we were worshipping telling me that He hates a hardened heart. We know that He expects us to have a soft heart and the Israelites had a hardened heart of unbelief. Because of this, they lost their place and were scattered on the desert.

This is an example for us not to have a hardened heart. We know the way of blessing, the way of progress in the Lord is to have a soft heart. This is the only way to have faith is to have a heart yielded to the Lord, and this is why King David had the victory, because of his heart yielding to the Lord. It was pleasing to the Lord and that is why He called David “a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will.” (Acts 13:22) So it is our reasonable service to present ourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable. We know that we cannot be holy and acceptable in our own ability.

We have to die on that cross because Jesus died on the cross and asked that we would follow him. We cannot do that in our own natural self but we can do it by yielding our heart to Him and asking Him to work that work in us. Then He will come along and do that miracle, making us able to die to our own desires and replace them with His will in your life.

“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. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” (Psalms 51:10-17)


Volume 13, 2009