Ginrich's Devotional Blog

February 17, 2012

Fickle Heart

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 2:24 am
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Hebrews 3:12 See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Few Christians ever admit to having a sinful, unbelieving heart or that they every turn away from God. Actually we tend to have fickle hearts. Many only go to church when it is convenient for them. Many only occasionally open the Bible to read, let alone to study. Many are very fickle in their prayer life, only thinking about talking to God when they have a really big problem. We need to guard against inconsistency. Being too tired, too uncomfortable or too inconvenienced is no excuse to not worship, serve and obey God. Consistency takes discipline. Discipline takes effort. Effort takes motivation. When we tend to want to slack in our obedience to God we must think of what God has done and is doing for us. Our tiredness, inconvenience or uncomfortableness doesn’t compare to what Jesus walked through in our place. When we stop to really reflect on the price paid for our forgiveness we find our fickle hearts ebbing and motivation for consistency in commitment gaining. Our question today is do we have a fickle heart today or this week? Let us guard against it. Let us continue to go in the living God’s direction.

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Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 2:01 am
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Hebrews 4:11 Thus we must make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by following the same pattern of disobedience. (New English Translation)

I encourage you to read all of the 11th chapter of Hebrews.  In this busy age full of overextended people with overextended schedules it is important for Christians to know how to enter God’s rest.  When Corrie Tem Boon was in her 90’s she flew from California to Florida to talk to my neighbor, Jammie Buckingham, who was ghost-writing her book, “Tramp for the Lord.” She was very tired after the long flight and went upstairs to rest.  Before a pot of coffee could be brewed she was back down.  Jamie asked, “I thought you were going to rest?”. Corrie replied, “When you’re in the Lord rest comes quickly.”. I have always remembered this and use it to see what has me so tired on occasion.  It usually means I’ve taken on things that are not in God’s plan for me.  Yes, we can become very tired when about God’s   work but rest will come quickly when we look to Him.

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