Purpose Devotion

March 2nd

The Thoughts of the Heart and the Working

 

We must realize that our heart (not the physical heart) is the instrument that causes our outward actions. Our soul causes outward actions and our heart causes outward actions the soul consists of the mind, will, and emotions. Let’s look at what the Word of God says on how the soul is related to the heart. Remember that the soul is made of three parts, mind, will and emotions.

 

THE MIND

 

Matthew 15:18-19 (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.

 

Thoughts come from the heart, thoughts come from the mind. Jesus perceived the thoughts of people’s hearts.

 

Proverbs 23:7

7 For as he THINKETH IN HIS HEART , so is he:…

 

Luke 9:47

47 And Jesus, perceiving the THOUGHT of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

 

After the fall of man the inclinations of the thoughts of man’s hearts were evil continually.

 

Genesis 6:5

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the THOUGHTS of his heart was only evil continually.

 

These scriptures show that the mind is one with the heart. Our born again spirit does not have thought independent from God. Our spirit is one with the Father of spirits who created it. Our heart was created to belong to Him and His working, so He can freely work within and through us His will and good pleasure. Our limited understanding of God’s Word will not cause us to walk as He walked. But if we cooperated with the working that is as He is within us we can. He perfects that which concerns us, so we can stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. The fullness of His holiness, His joy, His strength, His love, His perfection, everything He is; is one with our born of God spirits. When this is exalted it raises us up. (Colossians 2:12) He is the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. When He is allowed to have His way in all parts of your being He’ll be able to bring life to every part of your being, He will be able to guide, speak, and unveil all God’s Word to you. He will be able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all you can ask or think. Exalt the absolute reality of His working to the highest place and watch what the Holy Spirit will do in and through your life.

We’ll continue tomorrow.

Have a wonderful fruit filled day. 😊

Pastor Kevin Vaughn

Cornerstone Family Church

311 Chamberlin Dr.

Denison, IA.                      

Phone: 712-263-2003         

Mailing: PO Box 99
Denison, IA 51442   

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