TODAY IS UNDERGROUND THURSDAY PART 1
These words are stating something is beneath and not visible to the external eye. I’ll be applying that something to our very heart that is UNDERGROUND in the external of each of us. Can I ask you something have you ever said “They have a good heart?” Admittedly I was habitual for this statement, and the majority of the times I would be very wrong.
Unfortunately I had two gauges to determine rather folk had a good heart or not. Starting with family/friends if they were struggling with the same sin as I was; I excused them. I believed “illusions” I had a good heart, regardless that it was absent of a personal relationship with God. Secondly, first impression whenever I met someone new, and they displayed the good that I believed made my heart good, I believed their heart was good as well.
As I’ve allowed God to disillusion me on matters of my heart, I now understand that there is no good thing in my heart without Christ. In order for my heart to be good "the goods" (God- Jesus, and Holy Spirit) would have to dwell in my heart. Jesus said it himself “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good.” (Luke 18:19). Hold up wait a minute! In no way was Jesus contradicting the other scriptures that speak of him being good. He said this to young man in a tongue that the young man could grasp, which would lead him to the truth that there was no good in him. As the story goes all was true, because the young man refused to forsake his goods and follow Christ.
It taken me a very long time “even after I was saved” to understand, that my heart could never be good without the blood of Jesus regenerating it every time I sin. “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is.” (Jeremiah 17:9). I really didn’t know my heart was that bad, until God started peeling off the layers. When we learn how hideous our heart is without the blood of Jesus, we’ll understand why King David said this prayer at that time “Create in me in a clean heart, O God Renew a loyal spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10). We must remember that King David didn’t have the regenerating of the blood of Jesus. What he did have was a sorrowful heart, because of his personal relationship with God.
Let me interject for a moment, before I gave my life to God the only reasons I felt bad for my sins was because of the law of the land, and my core values. Surely it wasn’t because I felt that I had done something to offend God, for I didn’t know God personally, so why would I feel that I offended him. That’s the difference with the King David, he knew God personally, and lived according to all the laws that were in place at that time. That is why he was able to " admit it to quit.” And God being a righteous God has always allowed his created beings repentance by admitting that they sinned against the law in which He put in place for them to not to sin. Since this law was impossible to maintain a penalty in the form of a sacrifice had to be paid. Be reminded if you didn’t have a personal relationship with God before Jesus arrived on the scene, you dare to “admit to quit.”
Please understand when God disillusioned me I was enlightened all about my heart, and how it had tricked me for a many years. Even after I gave my life to Christ, there were times it deceived me big time. Some may ask “how if you gave your heart to God?” That doesn’t mean my heart isn’t accessible for evil. As long as I’m in this earth, I’m going to have to protect my heart by applying safe gear upon it “ living for God, reading the word of God, applying the word of God, teaching the word of God for this is the gear that combats all the weapons. Because I was befooled a lot according to my heart, God has graciously allowed me to become fully aware of several tactics the enemy (Satan) exploits my ego (flesh) with.
Starting with “I have a good heart” I can’t even began to tell you how many times I was manipulated by this tactic Another one “trust me.” Be aware you can’t trust someone unless you give them a place in your heart. Not to long ago, someone said this to me “trust me” in a personal context. As always when something is coming against my truth my hair on my neck will rise. I was like “really” then I quoted the scripture “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than trust in man” (Psalm 118:8). Also “I wouldn’t ever hurt you” run, as fast as you can this is ego (flesh) speaking, and the minute you succumb to these words you have given that person a place in your heart. By all means add some more to this list if you like. My question to you is “After you’ve given whoever a place in your heart, what do you want God to do? It’s not as though God packed up his spirit and left you. God doesn’t exasperate his spirit from you, because you allowed sin in your life. When we sin we disable Gods spirit to work for us while were in sin "God can't partake of anything that is opposite of his character. I mean really.
Be reminded God has to have a willing heart, in order to show us what’s in our heart. This is so good! Hopefully I’ll see you tomorrow for PART 2.
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