Heart Condition

 

Oh Lord, let my heart
not be hardened

immune
to Your touch

ignoring
all You’re doing

how You love me
so much.

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The One who knows my heart is with me.

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“But Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also; neither would he let the people go.”

Exodus 8:32 NKJV

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Receive

 

I know of
your love for Me

how you share
your faith

now welcome back
those I send

that once made your
heart ache.

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I can lovingly welcome back those You send me, for You are with me.

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“I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers “

“hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints . . .”

“I am sending him back. You therefore receive him, that is, my own heart.”

“If then you count me as a partner, receive him as you would me.”

Philemon 1:4,5,12,17. NKJV

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Soft Hearts

 

Don’t refuse
to hear My words

and turn your hearts
to flint

but listen
to My commands

and surrender
to all of it.

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I can listen to Your words for You are with me.

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“But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears so that they could not hear.”

“Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets.”

Zechariah 7:11,12 NKJV

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The Goal

 

Love
from a pure heart

from a good conscience
from sincere faith

not giving need to
senseless disputes

but to godly edification
and grace.

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I can follow good godly instruction for You are with me.

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“. . .nor to pay attention to legends (fables, myths), and endless genealogies, which give rise to useless speculation and meaningless arguments rather than advancing God’s program of instruction which is grounded in faith [and requires surrendering the entire self to God in absolute trust and confidence].”

“But the goal of our instruction is love [which springs] from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”

1 Timothy 1:4,5 AMP

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Guarded and Guided

 

I will establish you
and guard you

from the
evil one

directing your heart
into My love

and into the patience of
My Son.

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You are with me, guiding me ever further into Your love.

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“But the Lord is faithful who will establish you and guard you from the evil one”

“Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.”

2 Thessalonians 3:3,5. NKJV

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Heartily

 

Whatever you do
do with all your heart

as though for Me
and not for men

and you will receive
a heavenly reward

for its truly Me
you’re serving.

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I am serving You as I serve others for You are with me.

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“And whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord and not to men,”

“knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”

Colossians 3:23,24 NKJV

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The Vine And The Fig Tree

 

Though the vine and the fig tree
dry up and wither

and joy and gladness
seem gone

this is not
the end yet

keep turned to Me
My love is strong.

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When destruction and devastation occur, You are still with me.

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“The vine has dried up
And the fig tree has withered;
Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.”

“Is not the food cut off before our eyes,
Joy and gladness from the house of our God?”

“‘Now, therefore,’ says the LORD, ‘Turn to me with all your heart.'”

Joel 1:12,16 NKJV
Joel 2:12. NKJV

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The Goodness Of God

 

Circumcision is of
the heart and Spirit

not just according
to the flesh

for the goodness of God
leads us to repentance

and His praise is ever
on our lips.

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You are with me and lead me to repentance.

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“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?”

“For He is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.”

Romans 2:4,28 NKJV

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Out Of The Abundance

 

Dear one, let
your heart
be full
of Me

so what
your mouth speaks
is true
and loving.

You establish the abundance of my heart.

“For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45 NKJV

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Not Of Me

 

There is much
said of Me

that simply
isn’t true

remember what
you know of Me

what My Word and Soirit
tells you.

You establish Your commands to me.

“And they have built the high places of Tophat, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into My heart.” Jeremiah 7:31 NKJV

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