Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! I pray that your day is going well! As we begin this time together…my prayer is that our hearts would become more preoccupied with Jesus, rather than the problems that seem to be surrounding us at this present time…Amen!!
You know…while living in the midst of these troubled times; there is one thing we need to remember…and that is how important it is to remain connected with Jesus. If we have a heart that’s truly filled with His presence; then we can rest assured that nothing will be able to invade our hearts but Him.
As I was thinking on this a few days ago…I was truly awakened to the fact that we do experience much more needless suffering within our lives because we tend to allow negative thoughts and feelings to fill up the heart, which only creates a clutter within the heart; that prevents Jesus from doing what we long for Him to do.
As I was thinking more and more on this today; God took me to a Bible verse in Psalm 51:10, which reads… “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Each day we need to keep our hearts free from the clutter that can attempt to suffocate the heart. Now days, it’s so easy for our minds and hearts to drift into what is taking place around us. Moments like these can attempt to overwhelm us…in a way that only causes these thoughts and feelings to become stored up within the heart. Once this takes place; that is when hope begins to dwindle, as Jesus becomes more distant in our lives.
As we walk through these darkened moments of life, we need to allow Jesus to create a new heart within us…one that is free from clutter; so the light of His presence can illuminate the heart and keep hope burning brightly within us.
As I have been thinking on all the changes that have been happening in this world lately, I have also come to see how easily we can find ourselves walking down these broken paths. Let’s face it…life here on earth has become something much different, than what it once was. Even though this world has a way of changing into something we never thought could ever be; that doesn’t mean that Jesus has changed in power…or in strength. I think the thing we need to come to grips with today…that will help us to keep these cluttered thoughts and feelings outside of the heart; is to walk beyond the storms that surround us…to seek something better and brighter, even if it’s only discovering a closer connection with Jesus; then what we once had before the storms began to rain down upon us.
No matter what we may be facing…and no matter where these moments have taken us; we need to remember one thing…and that is to keep the heart open to Jesus; because let’s face it…we need Him to be in the heart…to guard, guide and protect us, from the evil that seems to be surrounding us now days. When the heart can remain free from thoughts and feelings that stem from worry, doubt and fear; that is when Jesus will remain within the heart…to fill our hearts with only Him…and if we have a heart like this; then like I said before…nothing will be able to invade the heart and keep us from the help and hope we so desperately need right now…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and remember to always make Jesus first and foremost within the heart. God bless!
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