Your Heart

Some seasons are harder than others.

Sometimes it seems like having a hard heart is easier than feeling the pain of a soft one.

But a heart is meant to feel, not be numb.

Your heart is made to process the pain.

When you harden your heart instead of processing the pain, you lock the pain inside with no way out. 

My friend, don’t harden your heart.

Push through the hard season but don’t do it by hardening your heart.

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Guard your heart, grow your heart and fill your heart.

Don’t just get through today’s struggle, process it.

Feel it, embrace it and let it work all the way through and all the way out.

How is your heart doing today?

With You

God IS with you.

He is the creator of the universe and He is with you.

Present tense.

He does not reside in the past although He will heal it.

He is not waiting to show up for you tomorrow.

He is here with you.

Now.

Right where you are.

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

Matthew 1:23 NIV

Jesus is the gift of God with us and the miracle of the present Presence.

God is with you and He desires to have a conversation with you all day long.

May you be filled with the presence of the present God through Jesus today.

God’s House


In the old Testiment, God’s house was the temple. It was a place to leave the world outside and enter into His presence.

A place to experience His love and mercy.

A place to hear His Word and ask for forgiveness.

A place to get your priorities right and your perspective adjusted.

A place to for Him to meet with you.

It was a place where the sacrifice could be made so that the people of God could enter into His presence and more to point, that His presence could enter His people.

In the New Testiment, Jesus became the sacrifice for sin and the Holy Spirit is given to all those who believe it. The house of God moved from a building to a heart…yours.

“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Now it is your heart that is the place to leave the world outside and enter into His presence.

A place to experience His love and mercy.

A place to hear His Word and ask for forgiveness.

A place to get your priorities right and your perspective adjusted. It is the place that God meets with you. To live in and love in, to live with and to love with, to experience life with you everyday.

You have invited him into your heart, now invite him into every aspect of your day and watch your life be filled with overflowing worship.

No Matter What

  

No matter what comes your way, what changes in your season, what challenges arise, God is working.

You look at your circumstances and wonder how you will survive.

God looks at your circumstances and sees opportunities to make you stronger, wiser, more faithful, more peaceful.

To open up new doors, initiate new relationships, show you how to get out of your comfort zones.

It is a good work. It is a deep work. It is a real transforming sanctifying work.

It is His work. It is grace realized.

“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6 NIV)

No matter what is happening around you God will use it to work in you.

What does God want to do in you today?

What is He strengthening in you today?

How is His Grace working in your life today?