The Oil Of Joy - Who Put it There?
23 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
God promised us that when we come to Him, He would give us a new heart. So why do we still have the same old feelings including hurt, anxiety, depression, sadness and bitterness? Does it mean God lied to us? And if God had no hand in us having all the old emotions then who put it there? My answer is that we have the old feelings because when it came back we were not guarding our heart and so we let it in. Jesus explained this when He said after an impure spirit is cast out of a man it goes away and comes back to see if it can come back. When it finds the place clean and empty it goes to find 7 more demons and comes to stay (Luke 11:24-26). When God gives us a new heart, He gives us the choice to work with the Holy Spirit to fill it with the good things He has for us so there is no room for anything else.
Our heart is very precious to God because when He has our heart He has our life. That is why we need to be careful about what we allow to enter our heart through our eye and ear gates. As soon as the Holy Spirit prompts us about any bad habits or emotions we need to quickly repent and work with Him to restore our heart to the right condition. Otherwise these things can easily choke our hunger for God and change the course of our life forever. It is good to quickly deal with the heart issues as soon as they happen but God offers us hope that anytime we realise the problem later and release it to Him in prayer He will help us to overcome
KEEP YOUR NEW HEART PURE BY ONLY ALLOWING GOD'S TRUTH INTO YOUR HEART
Prayer: Father, I know that there are some impure seeds which the enemy has placed in my heart without my notice. Please bring it to the surface and help me to deal with it through the power of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name. Amen.
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