Monday, March 30, 2009

1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

Proverbs 23:7A For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

Proverbs 27:19 As in water face reflects face. So a man's heart reveals the man.

Proverbs 28:26A he who trusts in his own heart is a fool.

The scriptures speaks much about the heart of man and how the heart(the very soul)of who we are can not be trusted. We are sinners by nature and we are lured to sin through our hearts. Trusting the Lord with all our hearts is not an easy thing to do since our hearts deceive us more than anything else. Some say they trust the Lord, some say they love the Lord, some say they depend on the Lord and yet when the world starts crashing down around them, they start leaning to their own understanding. That's why scripture tells us that the heart is deceitful above ALL things and that's why scripture tells us that God doesn't just listen to our words, watch our actions, but He looks deep into your heart.

Qustion: What's you heart look like today? Is it pure,and clean? Is it like you would want it to be for Christ to look at today? If not, scripture also says that God is faithful and true to forgive when we repent and ask for His forgiveness.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Billy Graham Prayer

Well, I've been out of pocket for two weeks and I guess you thought that I had just given up on the blog world but that's just not the case at all. The first week, I suffered down in Tampa Florida where the weather was in high 70's and the second week I really did suffer as I spent a week in the waiting room of Vanderbilt Hospital. That's why I've been absent but now I'm back and until next Wednesday I hope to visit the blog world daily. On Wednesday of next week, I go in for a minor surgery and hope to be back to work on the following Monday or at least that's what I'm hoping for. In the mean time, I wanted to share a prayer that Billy Graham prayed during one of his series as I felt it was very appropriate to what is going on in the world today. You tell me if you agree.

"Heavenly Father", we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, "Woe to those who call evil, good, but that's exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. we have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possession's and called it ambition. We have polluted the air waves with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. we have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God and know our hearts today, cleanse us from every sin and set us free. AMEN."

Surely Billy Graham has insight that few men have because he see's mankind as God see's mankind. We need the eyes of Christ, to see how far from right we have wondered.