Today I want to talk about more of the benefits and how that will start to overflow in your heart.
Our previous sessions on the heart looked at:
- God knows your heart
- Clean up your heart
- Drink from the right cup
- Have a lean, not a fat heart
- Protect your heart from being hard
- Freedom in slavery
- Lies leads to doubt and truth leads to faith
- The Spirit is God’s promise to you.
- A heart rooted in love is strong, powerful and fruitful
A Pure heart, which is sincere and finding unity
Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth so that you have a genuine love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from a pure heart.
I have been challenged to have a genuine, deep love for people, without them doing anything back for me, without conditions. I must say it is sometimes easier with strangers, than with the ones close to us.
With one accord they continued to meet daily at the temple courts and to break bread from house to house, sharing their meals with gladness and sincerity of heart.
The congregation of believers was one in heart and soul.
Mat 5:8 Service on the Mount
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God.
It is not what you DO but what you think and feel. No hate, greed, lust, etc from your heart will open your eyes. With a pure heart you will be able to see more than other’s and you will see if their minds, motives and principles are pure. There is a difference between outward and inward purity. You will see God, be face to face with Him. How do you get your heart pure? Be open to look at your blind spots and confess all that you find, bring it to the light, then your heart can be washed clean with His blood, purified and then you can see God.
1 Tes 3:11-13
Now may our God and Father Himself and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you. And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone else, just as our love for you overflows, so that He may establish your hearts in blamelessness and holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
Imagine a life from overflow, overflow of love, not the type of love that can be taken away from you and disappoint you, the type of love from God that overcomes all understanding.
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord.
Overflow in God’s love leads to music and singing. All of this overflow should be as the disciples experienced in Jesus’s presence.
They asked one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us as He spoke with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
Overflow is causing our hearts burning for God. Studying the Bible can make me so excited and some messages really burns inside of me! J
Then Jesus said to the disciples
“Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain,
‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea and it will happen.
But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.
I tell you, you can pray for anything and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.’ “
Satan comes with his lies, Jesus comes with truth. Satan’s lies gives doubt, Jesus’s truth gives faith. Lies, doubt, leads to nothing. Truth, faith, leads to miracles. An overflow in our hearts will lead to miracles.
Don’t worry if you feel you don’t have enough faith. Just be faithful in the small things on your path. I realized I am in training. As I am faithful with the small things, my faith will grow and grow to become faithful in the bigger things. As long as you are on this journey to train your faith.
A Pure heart will bring sincerity and unity
It is not what you DO but what you think and feel.
An overflowing heart leads to love, understanding, music, singing, burning for God, miracles
I want to ask you. Where are you at this stage in your journey? Are you still caught up in temptations, not trusting your own heart, longing for peace, love, hope or are you starting to experience the overflow. I so wish I can sit with each and every one of you, talking about this and sharing ideas. I have tried to open up my heart with this series. Sharing with you some of my deepest feelings and thoughts in my heart. It was good for me to talk about this. Do you talk about what is happening in your heart? It is amazing how difficult it feels in the beginning to talk about it, but as soon as the words are out of your mouth it is amazing how free you feel.
Don’t wait and keep on going the same direction over and over again. Find a counsellor, a coach, a trusted friend, be brave and embark on this journey to freedom of your heart. You will give yourself the gift no one can take away from you. It is worth it.
May the LORD bless you and keep you.
May His face shine upon you and be gracious to you
May He turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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