JULY 28, 2021 CAC LIVING WATER DEVOTIONAL : TOPIC – GUIDE THE THOUGHT OF YOUR HEART.
CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2021.
(World Hepatitis Day)
GUIDE THE THOUGHT OF YOUR HEART.
Read Mark 21:1-2
MEMORISE: For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink” he says to you, but his heart is not with you (Proverbs 23:7)
The heart is the seat of emotions, imagination and all forms o reasoning. Apart from its physical function as an organ that pumps blood to all parts of the body through the arteries and the veins, the heart is so essential, and out of it, flows the issues of life. Prevent yourheart from any form of heart diseases and hepatitis, as the world commemorates World Hepatitis Day today, because no one can be better than the conditionof his heart. It is the control room of our lives, hence the need to take care of it, both healthy wise and spiritually (Prov. 4:23).
From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Your action, reaction, inaction, deed, speech and thought are products of your heart. The scribes in today dose of the living water had a serious battle in their hearts, which they could not say out, on why would Jesus say your sins are forgiven. They are a replica of what goes on, in their hearts. They cannot come to terms with the message, teaching and the entire life of Jesus, because their hearts are not right with God, and His works are unreasonable to them. Isn’t this the true state of some us today? God’s Word and work are senseless and meaningless to so many. Rather than glorifying God for His wonders, they si back, condemn and castigate anything divine, or spiritual.
To solve the problems of your heart, thoughts and emotions be submitted to God. Allow your heart to be circumcised (Deut. 30:6). Allow the Holy Spirit to control your thoughts. Don’t reason like an unbeliever, even when they seem to be doing what is right. Never allow the root of wickedness and bitterness to grow in your heart. Regularly fill your heart with the Word of God. Avoid vain thoughts. You have to train your mind to align with God and His holiness, if you want to succeed with, in and through God.
1. O Lord, deliver my heart from the activities and atrocities of Satan, the enemy of my soul, and create a new heart in me.
2. Let Your Word rule my heart, and help me to have Your knowledge in my thoughts, always.
3. Father, deliver our teeming youths from vain thoughts, and circumcise their hearts for Your glory and the betterment of humanity.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Job 16:16 – 19:19; Acts 22:17 – 23:8.