All our lives it seems everyone is telling us what to do. At home, at work, our friends and even people we don’t even know. But how are we to know which voice to listen to? How do we know which path is leading us toward our dream? Following your heart is a very difficult path to take. When Abraham heard God’s voice telling him to pack up and go to a land that he never had heard of before he didn’t hesitate. He went home, packed up his family and all that he had and believed in his heart that he was on the right path. If you follow your heart you might lose things that are close to you. you may encounter incredible hardships; challenges may arise that you were not expecting.
Following your Heart may seem like a simple statement, but because we do not like the unknown because change may seem enormous we may find it difficult and want to stop and listen to those voices from our friends and family that are telling us to take the quiet path, to stay on the familiar road, to lean on them instead of leaning on your strengths, your wisdom and your inner voices, God. Thinking with our head along with our hearts is very important. Our brain is made up of knowledge, facts and past experiences. But you must remember that there is a big difference between the facts and experiences we have and the wisdom that is needed to make decisions.
It is a blend of both emotion (Heart Wisdom) and logic (Brain Wisdom)
I will give you a new heart and a new mind. I will take away your stubborn heart of stone and give you an obedient heart.
One of the firsts steps is to begin to listen to God. How do we do that? We study his Word, by reading the Bible, by looking at Bible Studies and by finding a good Christian Church.
Follow Wisdom and keep to her ways with all your heart. But how will you know what wisdom to follow? Other people and even your mind will give you a thousand reasons for not loving the person that you are with, changing jobs, or as Abraham, pick up and move to another city, state or even country. But in your heart you know you love this person, you know that the job you are in is a dead end for you, you know that moving, even though it won't be easy it is the right thing for YOU...... Not all of us will hear that voice from God telling us what to do, like Abraham, but we know in our hearts, we know in our spirit, we just know what we should do.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you, because God gives generously and graciously to all. 6 But when you pray, you must believe and not doubt at all. …......
When we step out in our new life with Jesus, we get a heart transplant.
I will give you a new heart and a new mind. I will take away your stubborn heart of stone and give you an obedient heart. 27 I will put my spirit in you and AI will see to it that you follow my laws and keep all the commands I give given you. ------------- A New Heart and A New Mind
Jesus answered, “I am telling you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born again.” 4 How can a grown man be born again?” Nicodemus asked. “He certainly cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time!” 5 “I am telling you the truth, “replied Jesus. “No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. 6 A person is born physically of human parents but is born spiritually of the Spirit.
But how can any of us be born again? How can we be born of the spirit?
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart, man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.................13 For Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Abraham stepped out in faith in God and was obedient to God’s voice. Was it an easy journey for Abraham? Will it be an easy journey for any of us? By faith, anything can be accomplished. Whatever challenges you face today remember that you are never alone, God is always with us guiding us, challenging us, listening to us in our hearts. Allow his voice to be heard over the business of our day, over the other voices that come from our physical world, from our friends and family.
Listen to your heart today and allow God to bring you into a new land of opportunities.
Please remember that all scripture is taken from the online Bible Society web site. We follow all the guidelines that they have in their policies. https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/read/eng/GNB/Rom/10/