Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Explanations of the Heart


The creation did not need fixing or figured out.  It needed understanding.  An understanding that could fearfully and wonderfully remake the individual.  The weak human vessel needed total recreating.  “The water that I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life,” John 4:13.  The human vessel needed the nurture of Eternity.  
The quality of our restoration is Eternal.  And that’s why it requires a continual drink.  It is a flowing supplement that sustains our hearts.  “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds,” Jeremiah 17:10.  The eyes of the Lord search the emotions, desires and motivations that often run too deep for words.  If we attempt in any way to fix our demanding hearts, we will come very short of the ability.  “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9.  The Woman at the Well looked for a Messiah to enlighten her to the inner things.  Why so many husbands?  Why the curse of noonday?  And why worship a God so far away?  The Messiah knew her heart.  We often attempt to come at the human heart from all directions, looking for a way to rearrange and make it better.  But God said, “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannessses. …and I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you.  And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.  And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules,” Ezekiel 36:25-27.  God will cause it.   A drink of cool Spiritual water will wash away an old consciousness.  And a new heart, a new consciousness will remain of Eternal Living things.
Each and every one of us have many “reasons” running through our hearts and minds, our emotions and thoughts, our bloodlines and experiences that provoke us to lead our lives the way we do.  Things are not always what they seem.  We may be totally rebellious in our desires and actions or pressured and deceived.  Only the Creator knows for certain.  Rather than quickly and justly destroy us in our various unrighteous ways, He chooses to come close and speak to our lostness.  He chooses to offer an opportunity for rescue.  He chooses to mercifully hold out a drink of Eternity - He offers a drink of Eternal searching.  He offers to inhabit our lives with a new perspective, a new consciousness, a New Life.  He offers to abide as a New Heart and a New Mind within us. ….and search.   He will search us forever if we will meet, move and search with Him.  If we will dive into our reasons and let Him make ALL THINGS NEW!  
Here we stand.  Very thirsty, very hungry, very dirty and gaunt.  We are barely surviving.  The sun is beating down.  And we know we haven’t got a prayer.  We need water to quench our reasons. But we don’t deserve it.  We haven’t exactly been this merciful towards others.  We have five husbands to testify to that.  But He knows our hearts.  He knows what we are in need of.  He knows the just explanations that we need to get and give.  Look for the Messiah.  The explanations of the heart are from Him.  And He has come to help, not hinder, our cause by connecting us with His explanations.  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding,” Proverbs 3:5. 

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