Last week I ended the post with a question from the Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller. The question? Why do we carry a burden Jesus willingly took upon Himself?(Pg. 103) It really got me thinking, how about you? What are your thoughts on this questions? What do you feel that the Lord is saying to you about this question?
This week is about guarding your heart. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Prov. 4:23) (Pg. 104)
One of the ways to help guard your heart is to have a group or a friend to help keep you accountable and to encourage you. Jesus had 12 disciples that He taught, when He went to Heaven they were there to help each other and to keep their minds and hearts focused on God. They stood beside each other and held each other accountable.
“Temptation has little allure in areas in which we are fulfilled, but it can be awfully seductive in the emotional gaps that we all have.” (Pg. 104)
Having a small group or a few close friends can help when temptation comes for those emotional gaps. The Lord wants us to be there for each other emotionally and Spiritually. God demonstrates this by how He is with us. “Jesus doesn’t hedge around the topic. He doesn’t as us to pretend that because there are rules in place, we are never tempted. He invites us to address the heart issues that may lead to sin – and to guard our hearts against going down those destructive paths.” (Pg. 105)
We all sin and have times of feeling broken. Jesus is there for you through it all, and He wants us to be there for others as well. Talking and praying together, growing in God’s love as brothers and sisters in Christ.
(The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller. Chapter 5, Pages 104-105 underlined. Verses used are ones used in the book.)
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