Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Confidence in my Heart

If our hearts do not condemn us, whatever we ask, shall be granted to us. And the Lord is greater than our hearts. Many a time, I would have despaired out of fear, within and without. When one does not know whether the person talking with you is a friend or foe, then we must be on one's guard all the time. Like in the Gospels, Jesus' enemies always watched for something Jesus said that they might use it against Him. But Jesus spoke plainly and boldly, the truth from the Father. But alas who wants the truth?

Are not our hearts sinful and many a time we prefer falsehood to truth because lies and half-lies sit more comfortably in our hearts, but truth could convict and cause us grief if we have no intentions to repent. Repent, we must as we listen to God's Word. Even last Sunday I preached a strong message as usual as the Word of God is full of meat, not porridge as so many preachers ditch us nowadays. How are disciples trained if not by the Word of God in its fulness, rather than soft messages? During the pandemic, many have fallen away and many who attend church are doing it out of routine, but the love of God is gone. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees that they do not have the love of God in their hearts, for they love honour and glory from men, and not the glory that comes from God alone. Lord, I desire Your glory. And I know my ministry shall be magnified as I seek to glorify You as You glorify and honour those who fear and love You. You, O Lord knows our hearts and hearts of all mankind and nothing is hidden from You.

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