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“Let the water of the Word fill the cracks of my broken heart. Break up the fallow grounds of my heart and saturate it with the renewed and refreshing living waters of your Word.” — C.F. Leach
At times we find ourselves having to choose between what is right and what is easy. We become bombarded with life’s troubles and sometimes our hearts break. Yet through frustration and discouragement, we can’t see that it is not because God does not love us. Nor because God does not hear our prayers. But because He is stretching our faith, so we can see and know His Word is true; and those things imparted to us, by the breath of the Holy Spirit, are real and not a fantasy. It is written, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name…” (John 1:12)
Have you ever felt a certain way but, didn’t know why, and you knew it was outside of your character? I don’t know, a sudden streak of jealousy or an undertow of “good enough for them” out of the blue floating through your thoughts?
From birth, God blessed me with a compassionate heart. It has been broken more times than I care to mention. This heart has been treading the seas of hardships, friendless relationships, disappointments, and continuous frustrations with an overdose of anger for a long time. Which I believe caused this character change.
While sitting at my desk, typing His Verse of the Day post, I had a talk with God and asked Him to please fix my broken heart. This I’d done many times before. Always quoting the same scriptures…“Give me a clean heart Oh God and renew a right spirit in me.” But, this time my desire was not coming from repetitious words, but from a broken and contrite spirit. (Psalm 51:17 NKJV)
…he sent me the answer to my petition…
The very next day He sent me the answer to my petition in the form of a manuscript I’m reading. The paragraph basically said the reason my heart was in this condition was that the words I was speaking opened a door for the enemy to bring death and destruction into my life. That really grabbed my attention! The words I was speaking…Proverbs 18:21 reads, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits” The tongue produces words and those words possess power that can charge the atmosphere positively or negatively. And death does not necessarily mean physical death. But the killing of your joy, peace, prayer life, or your belief in God—a spiritual death.
We must never speak contradictions to God’s Word when placed in difficult and distressing situations. Somehow we have to muster the mindfulness and courage to release God’s Word into the atmosphere. So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me [a]void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 51:11 NKJV)
When Jesus was tempted by the devil he would always reply with “It is written…” He didn’t say “I haven’t eaten in forty days and forty nights, I’m so hungry.” No, he said “For it is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4) He didn’t say, “Oh! I’m so tired of being in this desert, Father get me out of here!” No, He said, “It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.” (Matthew 4:7) Instead of complaining, Jesus began reigning over the things the enemy set before Him. Because He knew that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. And in His heart was the heartbeat of the Father; an abundance of holiness, righteousness, and power to overtake any demonic force on the planet.
This is why our heart condition is so important. If our heart is broken then the words we speak in our lives are broken and our belief system begins cracking at the foundation. We won’t be able to overtake anything. To come out of this broken state we must get our hearts right. How do you get your heart right? By fasting, praying, and seeking God for His help; then continuously applying what is revealed to you in your life. You must be consistent and diligent and keep applying what God has given you no matter how it looks. Then your heart will begin to be filled with the things of God, as he fuses the pieces of your heart back together. And little by little as you begin to speak life in and over your circumstances, you will start to see the results if you have the faith to believe.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:12 NKJV)
Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week…Blessings and Peace.
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