LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PSALM 112:8
"His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies."
10 KEYS TO AN ESTABLISHED HEART .
1.Love for God - Let you love for God be so real. Why? When your love for Him lives on the inside not outside . you find it easier to trust Him more and more without a struggle .And the more your love for God the more your heart becomes established . 1 John 4:18(NIV)"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
2.Love your neighbour as yourself - the key here is this - your heart can never become established , when you think evil towards your neighbour with it. But when you have a genuine love for your neighbour , God comes to dwell in that heart and wherever God is peace and joy will always spring forth from that kind of heart .No matter the challenge , that joy cannot be stolen , because true love remember no wrongs. 1 Cor 13.(Msg)"Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,Doesn’t revel when others grovel,"
3.your heart cannot become truly established without feeding it with the word of God night and day .why? Simple ...the more you feed it with the word the more your heart takes the shape of the word and become like Him from the inside ..Matt 12:34b(NIV)"For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.". Naturally ,when the heart is full of the word , that is what will come out at all times , no matter the situation. Amen.
4.The power of forgiveness - Jesus deep in pain asked the lord to forgive them (Luke 23:34) , stephen deep in pain asked the lord to forgive them.(Acts 7:60). An established heart will always find it easy to forgive . Why ? A broken heart no longer sees himself in the picture but Jesus . Gal 2:20(NLT)"My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
5.Grace - God cannot work in your heart , when you are busy trying to work it yourself .believe only and let Him do His job .we all received the Holy Spirit not by what we did (works) but by grace. And grace comes to strenghten and establish our hearts in Him .Heb 13:9(NLT)"Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so."
6.Peace - what strenghens your heart in the midst of the storms and challenges of life is the peace of God. Despite it all ,you delibrately choose to hold your peace in Christ .What it does is it re-enforces and settles his promises in your heart .(Heb 13:5b) So the more you choose to hold your peace the more your heart becomes established in Him . (A heart that does not easily waver).John 16:33 (NIV)"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
7.Total obedience - Some people say total obedience is not possible. lol. It is possible when you are in love with Him. Is not you saying you won't do it, but the Spirit in you that won't just allow you to do it .The more you obey Christ the more your heart becomes established in Him. John 14:23"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
8.The power of persistence -persistent praying , persistent giving , persistent sowing , persistent evangelism and more all work to produce an established heart . (no wavering )Luke 11:9(Amp)"So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you."
9.A heart that just refuses to doubt God ,would definitely become established . Why? The word has taken permanent residence in his heart . no doubts any more .Paul said I know whom I have believed.2 Timothy 1:12"For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day."
10.Joy - A heart that is always full of joy , is a heart that dwells in His presence and a heart that dwells in His presence is a heart that will always bring forth the fruits of an established heart .love , peace , joy , faith , goodness .etc. Gal 5:22(NLT)"But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,."
I pray for you in Jesus name , may the lord bless you with an established heart in Jesus name , Amen.
you are blessed!