The Heart

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Today I will be sharing words about how the heart should be as recorded in the Bible.
The heart should be:
* PREPARED UNTO GOD—– 1 Samuel 7:3And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
* GIVEN TO GOD—- Proverbs 23:26My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
* PERFECT WITH GOD—- 1 Kings 8:61Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
* APPLIED UNTO WISDOM—- PSALMS 90:12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto…

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JUST PONDERING!

I sit looking out my window;

I have Bing Crosby singing Christmas songs,

parties.Oh, what a wonderful season,

The wonderful Christmas season.

This season we see more smiles,

We hear more laughter and have more parties.

As I look at the world today,

Christmas has lost it’s true meaning;

The meaning about God’s love,

love for a lost world.

He gave joy, peace and love

for the people of this earth

by sending His only begotten SON

to be born as a baby in a manger.

So let’s say Merry Christmas,

to those we meet, and a smile,

special smile to those we greet.

Thank You Heavenly Father,

for sending a Savior to reconcile,

reconcile us to God!

~Winston Staples

The Heart!

“The Heart”

The Heart is a many splendor thing and God looks upon the heart! In the previous post we looked at how God treats the heart; we are going to continue that in this post. 1 Chronicles 29:18O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee: Psalm 16:1Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. God prepares the heart, as a farmer prepares his fields for the seed to be planted and grow. We read in Acts 16:14And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. Here God opens the heart to receive good news and we can share this with others to bless them. 2 Cor. 4:6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Eph. 1:18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, God opens our hearts so we can be enlightened to His teachings. Psalms27:14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. God wants us to wait upon Him and listen to Him so He can strengthen the heart. Psalms 112:8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. 1 Thess. 3:13To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. God makes the heart stable and steadfast when we place our hearts in His hands.

~ Winston Staples

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Proverbs 4:23Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

God tells us that the issues of life come from the heart, the center and life of our being.

GOD’S  RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HEART

1/ 1 Chron. 29:17I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

Jer. 12:3But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

God tries and tests our heart.

2/Psalm 44:21Shall not God search this out? for…

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JUST LOOKING!

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As I am looking,

looking out my window,

out towards the old woods road,

my thoughts go back awhile,

Oh, how the place is growed.

The rashberry bushes,

are there no more,

and into the sky,

the red pine trees soar

and the alder bushes grow.

The trail is still there,

but m legs are crippled,

so I cannot go out there;

I miss seeing the partridge,

beaver and the white tailed deer;

I miss all the colored leaves,

they are so pretty,

pretty this time of year.

God is good to me,

and I say thanks to Him,

because He provides these things,

even my eyes so these things I can see!

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD!

 

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Today I am sharing a few verses of Scripture about the potter and clay and a poem I wrote many years ago; I trust you will receive a blessing as you read!

Isa 41:25
I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.

Isa 64:8
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Jer 18:4
And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

Jer 18:6
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

Little Vessels
We are little vessels,
Created by God’s hand,
Put here a little while,
To walk in this land.
We are little vessels,
Broken and marred by sin,
God knows our every weakness,
He wants to mold us from within.
We are little vessels,
Who need saved from sin,
And by submitting to God our potter,
Salvation will begin.
We are little vessels,
Saved from sin and shame,
Jesus gives us victory,
Because He lives again.
We are little vessels,
Being molded by His spirit,
Because of His love and grace,
And not by our merit.
We are little vessels,
Being shaped, As He would have us be,
Perfect in His sight,
When the face of Jesus we see.
~ Winston Staples

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God is Near

God is near, as I walk in the forest green, and when I sit by waters clear, and I sense His presence, when I view the white tailed deer. I enjoy His presence in the morning still, while walking through a beautiful garden, seeing the lily and the golden daffodil. I know He is with me, while I am walking in a deep valley, or climbing very steep hills. I feel His warmth in the sunshine, and His freshness in the rain, and His gracious hand of mercy, while I am living with my pain. I feel God’s presence, when I read His Holy Word, there He reveals His story, the greatest love story ever heard. When I awake in the morning, I have nothing to fear, I praise God and give thanks, that my Lord is near.~ Winston Staples