What's your heart condition?
July 6, 2010
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Most of realize we need change in our lives. But here's the straight-up truth. You and I cannot create change in and of ourselves.
You can try all the therapy in the world. And therapy from a Christian perspective, from a biblical perspective, can be helpful. You can also try behavior modification, self-help programs, and books. All are good options, but not good enough!
And here's why. The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart. Jeremiah 17:9 puts it this way, "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it?" This is our lost condition… the unsaved condition of every person on earth. To really change our hearts we must take what the Scripture says and live it!
Are you doing this? It's important that you do, because God is holy and each of us will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. Now, as Christ-followers, we won't be judged for our sins. Those were forgiven on the Cross. But we will be judged based on the condition of our hearts… the stewardship of our lives… and our service for Christ.
His gift to you is eternal life. But your gift to him will be measured by how much you loved and served others on his behalf.
THE HEART OF THE HUMAN PROBLEM IS THE PROBLEM OF THE HUMAN HEART.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
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