Monday, November 16, 2009

The preparations of the heart belong to man!

Wow! Now here is a statement we should all be looking at..."the preparation of the heart belongs to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord" (Proverbs 16:1). Lets look at that first part of the scripture: what are you preparing for in your heart? Maybe you have prepared for God's best to overflow you, His strength to overwhelm you when the tidal waves of life come flowing in. Maybe you have been preparing for His greatest revelation to come forth from you by filling up with His Holy Word. Maybe you have increased your time alone with Him so much that others can't be around you without the conviction of the Holy One coming upon them. Maybe you realize His love so much for you that everyone who meets you, feels His overflowing love and mercy (Micah 6:8). What preparations are you making in your heart?

Lets take the last part of this scripture (Proverbs-16:1 part b): "But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord". Matt. 10:19-20 says, "but when they deliver you up don't worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. And 2 Sam. 23:2 says, "the Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, and His word was on my tongue. 2 Peter 1:21 reminds us that "prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit".

2 Tim. 3:16-17 tells us that "all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work".

I love you! Prepare for His glory!

Pastor Cindi