“Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.” Proverbs 23:19
“Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.” Proverbs 22:17
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21
“My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” Proverbs 23:26
Hello everyone…and a big welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so happy to have you with me today…and my prayer for you; is that you will truly find Jesus and all the answers you need to life’s questions…deep within the heart!
How many times are we going to live in confusion and a frustration that only makes our problems worse; before searching for the answers to our needs…deep within the heart? It seems as though we take the long route…before even taking the time to enter the heart; to see what Jesus may have in store for us.
I remember a time in my life, when it was always about me. Diane seemed to know more than Jesus at that time; so Diane tried to make it work her way. The only problem with that; is that I never knew what to do in the first place; so I was actually putting myself through days of needless suffering…all because I wouldn’t humble myself and see what the God of my life had in store for me, at that time.
After walking down a rough and rugged road…of trying to figure out life on my own; I finally humbled myself before God and began to listen to Him, rather than myself. In my mind’s eye, I traveled deep within the heart, where Jesus had already been residing. From there, the Lord and I began to pull up a chair and spend long hours together. The best thing; was that He seemed to listen a lot, when I needed to vent; then He would begin to show me on the tablet of my heart, as to what needed to be done. The more answers I received, by turning to Him…the more I longed to spend time with Him even more.
Even to this day, I listen with my heart. When I have found myself on some detour road that seems to be pointing me in the wrong direction…it’s deep within the heart; that I find the map to where I should actually be headed. When I prepare to write; but yet I feel empty and drained from so much; it’s deep within the heart; that I find words that God has left behind for me to share…etched within the wall of my heart.
One thing I can’t quite figure out; is why do we allow Jesus to come and live within our hearts; but yet we tend to try everything else first…before entering the heart; to see what He truly longs to do, as a means of helping us? Have we already forgotten the One who truly holds every answer, to every need? Think of it this way…if you were going on a trip; but had never been there before; then wouldn’t you take a map, to help you find the way? Well…in a similar way; the wall of the heart becomes a tablet; where Jesus leaves directions behind, as to where we should go and what we should do. If we never check the heart…especially during times of confusion and frustration; then we just may end up on a different road…some detour road that Satan will use to take us further away from where we should actually be.
One thing I love about my relationship with Jesus; are the times that we have spent together…deep within the heart! One thing I have come to see through time; is that the heart has never disappointed me. Maybe the heart doesn’t always lead me, to where I long to be; but later, I do find out that the direction of the heart, has truly led me to something better…something I never expected for my life.
Today, it’s time to quit listening to ourselves and begin anew, by listening to the heart…and if we truly know Jesus as our personal Savior; then we will be sure to find Him there…for every visit we take…deep within the heart. One thing I’d like to know; is how is it that we pray for Jesus’ help…but yet we seldom look for it within the heart…where He resides? If we have already admitted through a time of prayer; that we don’t know what to do or what direction to take; then that should tell us that we don’t have the answers; and that it’s time to search the heart, for the answers that Jesus already has awaiting us.
Today, can you say that you are listening to your heart or are you listening to yourself? I can guarantee that we will never find the answers we so desperately need within ourselves; for I have truly found that the only way to know what’s next in our lives; only comes, when we are willing to tune everything else out and listen to the heart!
Many blessings on your day!
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About the Author
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."