The Illusion Of A Safe Place

Sep 03, 2018

I got to preach this weekend! Thank you, Matt Fry, for giving me the opportunity! I spoke on how to have a healthy heart from the passage of Psalms 119:112-114. I wanted to give you a recap of the sermon in hopes it will encourage you this week!

"I incline my heart to perform your statute forever, to the end.  I hate the double-minded, but I love your law. You are my hiding place and my shield;  I hope in your word"

Incline means to act upon or orient in a different direction.

From the verse above, God showed me three habits that will help YOU have a healthy heart! Feel free to speak these points aloud to speak them into existence! 

I incline my heart to perform Your statute forever.  I set my heart to obey Your Word.  I determine my heart will obey Your Word.  

Forever to the end, I want lasting change.  I don't want momentary change, I want lifetime change, I want generational change.

I hate the double-minded but I love Your law.

We can live in a place that says our Acts are what make Jesus love us, however, he really loves us because we love him. We become doubleminded because we don't trust God when he just wants us to fall in love with him! As we fall in love with Jesus, we'll also fall in love with his Law! 

I have to hate what my actions do to me more than I love what it does for me at the moment.

(You will just have to watch the sermon to understand that statement.  LOL! CLICK HERE)

You are my hiding place and my shield - I have to know where to hide when trouble comes.  

The enemy can give me the illusion of protection but God is my real protection. 

The hiding places that destroy us are in our hearts. When we create bad habits, we begin to create hiding places instead of hiding in God. 

What is your hiding place?

  • Negative/ destructive thinking
  • Feeling sorry for yours!
  • Pornography
  • Over Eating
  • Sex outside of marriage
  • Avoiding
  • Pleasing
  • Controlling
  • Blame - this was one of mine.  (Go listen to the sermon)

We have to destroy the hiding places we've created and remember that you already have a shelter. Worship is your shelter, Thanksgiving is your shelter, rejoicing is your shelter.   

I have put my hope in Your Word

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God and the Word was with God.  

I hope in Jesus.  He is the Word. If we don't do this we begin to live in insecurity and lies of the enemy.

The Word is alive, active, and sharper than any double-edged sword.

I share how I hope in the Word of God in my sermon. To hear the example, go listen to the sermon HERE. :)

Living with a Healthy Heart,

Martha

 

 

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