My first post for the year 2009!!!
"Have a Soft Heart" from Hebrews 3:7-19
An example of why we need to have a soft heart:
Water is a substance that can be soft, in which at room temperature (tama-tama lang between hot and cold) water in the swimming pool is very good to swim at even if you jump in the pool you won't be hurt because water is soft... but if the water is hard as in frozen (too much coldness) in the pool with thick ice, when we jump we might get hurt and couldn't swim in it...
And so the message of God in the Bible is the same but it is the heart that determines if we accept it or not, if we have a hard or soft heart. Because of disbelief we will have a hard heart, we would complain and worry about the future and money but if we only believe in Lord God's promise we don't need to worry just let God work within us and have a soft heart.
Read Proverbs 28:14.
God will never forsake us, let him control our life. The danger is when you think you're the one who provide for yourself.
Do not let your heart go astray.
Let the Holy Spirit gives us the heart of flesh and NOT heart of stone.
We water our hearts with the word of God. It's not easy to be Christians ask God to give us the power to be victorious in life. Keep on asking and have faith get on your knees and pray.
No matter what the struggles trust in the Lord have peace in your heart even if you don't understand.
Remember the opposite of faith is doubt and unbelief.
Unbelief - is sin, calling our Lord God a liar.
Be careful we don't turn away from God, don't trust in the things of the world.
Encourage one another when we see sisters or brothers struggling. Surround yourself with Godly Christians, strong Christians. Depend on the Holy Spirit and not on yourself.
Read 1 Corithians 10:6-12.
Doubt can destroy our faith in God. People may throw persecution, accusation or even insults but let God be our defender things will be okay.
Just hold on and keep the faith.
2 Timothy 2:13 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.