Tag Archives: sin

Fiery Arrows, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Flesh People

Isaiah 43:2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Since January 2013, Bobby and I have passed through the waters of great sorrow. We have passed through the rivers of mighty brokenness and we have walked through the fire of overwhelming persecution.

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Belief System, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Know What You Believe

When I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior when I was nine, I have never doubted at anytime that I was going to spend eternity with Jesus. However, I have questioned and even been down right pushy with Him about certain situations and circumstances in my life since I made my profession of faith.

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Watching, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Wrong People In Your Boat

2 Corinthians 6:14Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

My mother and I had many troubled years because she yoked herself with darkness. She did not purposely steer her boat in the direction of the murky waters of evil. However, Mother allowed the emotion of loneliness to blind her to a smooth talking flatterer with a strong Jezebel spirit.

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Spurning The Lord’s Heartbeat

This Really Is Not Sinning

Genesis 3:1Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden?”

Satan is the master at making sin come across as pleasing, beautiful, and brings freedom to fulfill the inner desires of our hearts which say that we are entitled to go after whatever we see and take from others what they have as well. He implies that God is strict, stingy, and selfish and wants to keep us from our freedom to pursue our hearts desires.

As the winds and rain of adversity continue to beat down hard on Bobby and me, we are on the mountain road of a seemingly endless war of anxiety and anger. We constantly are seeking, asking, and knocking at God’s Heavenly door for answers to our circumstances that are running down a slippery muddy mountain road heading straight for the cliff. We keep asking where are the brakes and how do we stop this moving disaster?

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Contradiction, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

The Bridge From One Scripture To Another Scripture

As the inner battles continue, I am in a constant quest for a discerning heart to walk by faith and not by sight.

Proverbs 2:6, 10-11For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.

Recently, God has put Bobby and me, for the third time, back in the path of a dear loved one. This winding, twisting, turning path we have been on since January 2013 has had more detours, roadblocks and just plain out confusion for us than walking blindfolded within the deep dark forest in the middle of the night with total darkness all around.

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Relationship, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light

We have no say on the family we are born into. We can not pick our parents, siblings or other relatives.

Deuteronomy 13 is one of those chapters in God’s Word that makes you stop and say, “Did I just read what I thought I just read?”

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Forgiveness, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Confess, Repent

God’s Word still applies to our lives even today. His Word reveals who we are and what we are not. There is nothing left out of God’s Word. We see the good, bad and the ugly.

Hebrews 4:12-13 – For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

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Discernment, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Matters of the Heart

Several past Presidents of our wonderful country either said or implied that character does not matter.

1 Samuel 16:7But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

God judges by faith and character not appearance. While most of us spend hours maintaining our outward appearance, we should be spending more time developing our inner character.

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Pray, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Does Prayer Change Things?

James 4:3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

Do you talk to God? When you do talk to God, is it about your desires, seeking approval for what you already plan to do or are you seeking what God desires for you?

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