Heart Work


Root Cause

The children are home! Anyone else collapsed by the evening?? Afternoon?! Ok, 10.30am after the third cup of coffee!

It’s ok, they’ve taken over, but…..we CAN do this!

This is a time when we need patience, peace and a whole lot of self-control on a new level!

It is definitely a time when we need to seek the Lord’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding and ask for our hearts to be prepared.

This is heart work! If we want to know the peace that God promises, the heart work needs to begin right with us.

How can we do this?

Prayer

We can ask God to help us to recognise what is causing us to respond in a certain way. Lack of patience, anger, stress, family circumstances, sleep deprivation.

The more we can build a picture and understand what is going on in our own hearts, the easier it is to take steps that can be put into practice to help us in these situations.

Put on the weapons, the armour of God

Never put the sword down!

Meditate on scripture

Verse-mapping

Read devotionals

Keep in contact with family and friends

Think about YOUR needs, yes, I actually said YOUR NEEDS!

Think about your own walk with the Lord, what is the Holy Spirit speaking into your heart through your prayers?

For us to grow in wisdom, we must begin to recognise our need for God. Surrender ourselves, allowing the Holy Spirit to move in the depths of our hearts and minds, revealing a greater understanding and an openness to this instruction.

We will not achieve wisdom by simply sitting back.

We must move forward with faithful steps, trusting in the one who generously pours it out to us when we desire a relationship with him.

You cannot build a relationship if you are not taking steps towards it.

We will not achieve wisdom by simply sitting back. We must move forward with faithful steps, trusting in the one who generously pours it out to us when we desire a relationship with him.


What is coming out of your mouth?

Today, I was too quick to respond to a situation. I responded with very little patience. If there is a given opportunity, if our weapons go down, the peace we have is snatched away.

Genesis 4:6 speaks of a conversation between the Lord and Cain. The Lord gives Cain a warning. The Lord says to Cain,

‘If you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be it’s master.’

Let’s be a master and take control! Be ready for the unexpected moments with our armour in the right place. Let’s start to recognise the root cause of our heart responses.

‘For the Lord God is living among you. He is a mighty saviour. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs’, (Zephaniah 3:17 NLT).



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