Wow thats a very hefty answer! And good! Thank you very much I will be using your post as reference to my spiritual walk!Greetings again,
we must trust the Lord. If we do not trust Him, or if we trust ourselves or our changing feelings or emotions about ourselves and our walk, we will not have His peace in believing.
We can do all good things and not trust the Lord with ourselves. That makes all the good fruitless as far as we are concerned, meaning that we can get so indulged in our thoughts about ourselves and if we have done enough and if we should be doing anything else, that we can actually resist the peace of God that passes all our understanding.
Of course we should consider our ways before the Lord and do good but we do well to also commit our ways unto the Lord that He may direct our steps.
Trust in the Lord and let him do the softening. Don't ever think you are soft enough, but rather, trust him simply with simplicity and allow Him to fill you and keep you according to His good plan and pleasure for you and to His glory and praise.
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.
And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Bless you ....><>
If you want a shorter answer then try this; if you listen to the news and you aren't affected, you might have a hard heart. If you dont feel guilty when you tell a little white lie, you might have a hard heart. If you get cut off on the highway and you obsess over it all day imagining your revenge, you might have a hard heart.Wow thats a very hefty answer! And good! Thank you very much I will be using your post as reference to my spiritual walk!
May the Favor of the Lord be on you! Thank you again.
Ok I understand why you say that.. I agree.If you want a shorter answer then try this; if you listen to the news and you aren't affected, you might have a hard heart. If you dont feel guilty when you tell a little white lie, you might have a hard heart. If you get cut off on the highway and you obsess over it all day imagining your revenge, you might have a hard heart.
We now know that the heart referenced in scripture is our mind, or conscience. If you don't have a conscience you have a hard heart. Make sense?
Frank, my brother, I've been there done that. Follow the example of Paul. 1st Corinthians 9:25-27.Ok I understand why you say that.. I agree.
I don't have those problems I have is..
-I don't go to church because I don't feel welcomed. I've tried 3 different closest to my place of residence churches in the last 3 years...
Not including the Seventh day Adventist, and Mormon churches.. I've also tried a more secular church.
I've been baptized by a non denominational church, a Mormon church, and was born into Catholicism.
Baptism I feel is a ordinance that shows humility, and willingness. I'm willing and have been willing its just after checking out 3 christian, the Mormon, Sda, churches off doctrine I have concluded that I don't know where God wants me.. I'm blessed to be alive and have the bible, have the morals written in my heart, I feel the convictions of the spirit..
Some problems like thinking thoughts that run throughout my mind I've just gotten use to it
If becoming Hart hearted is slow like most describe repentance
How could I personally know I have a hard heart..??
Myself If I had to guess why I do I would say: the last few months I've become less hurt over others sins, less convicted over thoughts of lust, I live in a filthy mess in my room( the filthiest room in the house),
I smoke weed, live with my mom, watch videos most of the day, in 100 lbs over weight that I've gained the last 2 years, in wearing the same boxers I wore in high school, I've become extremely lazy the last few years, and I'm currently trying to find out what other disabilities I have(other than aspergers autism.)
The last time I was doing ok for myself was when I worked at Walmart in 2015 I held it for nearly a year.
Through all this I recognize I Frank am a sinner, I have hoped for change in my life, I've struggled but have gotten somewhat of a straight mind, I struggle with obedience to certain things like masturbating, I'm a clowny guy a joker,
But I know for a fact the Bible is true. I have reason to believe, it wasn't just passed on down to me like some family airloom.
So my life's a mess, and I hopefully wait for the day I will snap in a good way, a Holy spititual adrenaline if you will.
I wait for my life to change like I wait for a bus of a changed life to get on....
Hi Frank, there is a chorus, that could be used as a prayer. Change my heart oh God, make it ever true, change my heart oh God, may I be like you. You are the potter, I am the clay, mould me and make me, this is what I pray. You can repeat it a few times if you wish. A hardened heart wouldn't be asking this question, it would be to hard. Bless you
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