So I shared this on my Facebook page the other day. It was one of those "aha" God moments for me. Does that happen to you? Like you have read the scriptures before BUT this time that you read it, it just came out and slapped some revelation into you? Afterall, the Word is Alive and Powerful right?
This is the scripture I was reading,
Hebrews 4:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
I often ask myself, why am I feeling this or why am I feeling that. Issues of the heart arise and I sit in frustration and think I don't understand why i am feeling this way. What is this God, Help me God, Show me God, Expose it God, Heal me God! Pleading for my sanity because sometimes my emotions get the very best of me. I know it's deeper, surely I know it's deeper than the small triggers BUT I struggle to get to the root issue to "dig deep" within myself and figure this out.
Today I am finding comfort in knowing that it isn't about me digging deep or figuring it out but it is about me getting into the Word and letting the Word that is alive and full of power penetrate in the deepest parts of my nature.
I love that it says DEEPEST, like not just the deep rooted stuff but it gets all the way to the DEEPEST rooted stuff and it continues with this..."exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart." While I love this, it is also makes me uncomfortable. I mean think about it, God, the creator of the universe, my Heavenly Father, the Holy One of Israel, is exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of my heart. EEEEEEKKKKKKKK
Matthew 15:18-19 Amplified Bible (AMP)
18 But whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what makes a man unclean and defiles [him].
19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts (reasonings and disputings and designs) such as murder, adultery, sexual vice, theft, false witnessing, slander, and irreverent speech.
It is by the Word of God that we guard our hearts. We can try and try and work on this area BUT that alone will not guard our hearts. We need to be reading and studying and meditating on the Word of God. This will build up boundaries of Truth and Holiness around our hearts so we can recognize the lies and the uncleanliness that try to penetrate into our hearts when it should be the Word of God penetrating into the deepest parts of our nature.
Proverbs 4:23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
23 Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
While it is good to guard our mouth gates, it is better to guard our heart gate. That is where the deepest stuff is at. Today let us commit to studying the Word of God and be vigilant and above all else guard our hearts. Let the Word of God be our shield against the fiery darts, against the lies of the enemy, against our unclean thoughts, against anything that would defile our hearts.
Who is with me, to spend more time with God and asking Him that through His Word, He cover our hearts with His shield of Truth and Love?
We can do this Treasures!!
Please contact me with any questions, prayer requests or your own "Aha" revelations as you study God's Word!