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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Follow Your Heart, Part I

"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Follow Your Heart, Part I

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you."
Matthew 5:44 (NKJV)

No one disputes that our human nature resists returning good for evil. When we are angry, injured, or our sense of justice is violated, our inclination is to see the offender suffer in like manner.

Jesus knows we may not feel like doing what is contrary to human nature. But if we go ahead and pray for, do good to, and give love and blessing out to scoundrels—simply because we love the Lord—we discover a distinctly unnatural ability to follow through.

When we unite our hearts to His Spirit, the rest of us cannot help but follow.

Lord Jesus, give us such confidence in Your instructions that no matter our own heart, we readily follow Yours.

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  1. "When we unite our hearts to His Spirit, the rest of us cannot help but follow."

    I'm going to make that my goal. I really need that in this season of my life.

  2. I want to follow Him so closely, that we become one.

  3. T. Anne, it is a daily challenge, for sure, to unite our hearts to His. And just a little easier each day.

    Denise, closer every day. ;D


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