Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Breaking Free: Straight to the Heart

As we delve deeper into the study, I see God digging deeper and deeper. He wants us to go to places in our hearts that we may not have visited for quite some time.

For me, I had the mentality of, "I renounced it, prayed for it and now I am free!" While that is certainly true, did I confess everything completely. I mean did I go through every little detail..did I go through all the files? I thought I did, turns out I didn't.

This week the Lord gave me double for my trouble as my beautiful sister Maria puts it. He ministered me on several things this week that really had me searching, asking, praying and confessing.

This week's question:

"Currently, how are you preventing Christ from binding and healing your hurting/broken heart?

The Holy Spirit reminded me of this verse, "And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62)

I was convicted in that I realized I had not yet surrendered my thoughts on my past to God.

I was noticing that I would "hang out" in my mind. In my thoughts I would travel back in time and linger about longer than I should. I would think about certain people, places or things and either laugh to myself or pondered more about them. Why would I do that? It had me thinking. (Pun intended)

Why didn't I take my thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ? I should have but I didn't.

This week it was the Lord asking me to revisit certain painful times in my life. But I already did..we went through this already I thought. The Lord asked me to revisit because there were thoughts embedded in my mind/heart that needed to be healed.

Not sure if I am conveying this clearly to you but that is how the Lord said it to me.

The mind is spiritual territory. "For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him?" (1 Cor 2:11) It is a battle ground that must surrendered completely to the will of the Father. The Father's will is for us to have the mind of Christ!

I have since renounced those thoughts which bring no honor or glory to the name of God. I have asked the Lord to forgive me and heal my mind and heart.

Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind.
This is the first great commandment."
(Matthew 22:37)

1 comment:

  1. I was just praying this morning about mental purity and holiness. Sometimes we can overlook it because no one else can see it, but He can and that's what matters. So blessed to know that now that you're aware, this will no longer keep you from letting Christ heal you.

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