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3/29/2009 ~ Do You Have the Heart for God?

God looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. ~ Psalm 53:2

"Blessed
are the
pure in
heart,"



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"For
they
shall
see God."
... the Lord tests the hearts. ~ Proverbs 17:3

The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD,
Searching all the inner depths of his heart. ~ Proverbs 20:27


Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
~ Proverbs 21.2


"... man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
~ 1st Samuel 16:7


... He has put eternity in their hearts, ... ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11
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Each of us tuch forever.
God has given us our hearts;
We mustn’t fool ourselves in being more than we are.


"The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; ..."
~ Jeremiah 17:9-10


GOD is the heart of All.

... you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
~ Jeremiah 29:12-13


'... they shall return to Me with their whole heart.' ~ Jeremiah 24:7

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
~ Proverbs 3:5


Apply your heart to instruction, And give your ears to words of knowledge.
~ Proverbs 23:12


... The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, ...
~ Proverbs 15:13-15


Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart,... ~ Psalm 31:24

... the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty
of a gentle and quiet spirit, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:3-4


So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
~ Psalm 90:12


... I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, ...
~ Psalm 86:11-12


... making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always ...
~ Ephesians 5:17-21


... "If you believe with all your heart, you may." ... ~ Acts 8:37

"... and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you."
~ Acts 8:22


... if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
~ 1st John 3:16-21


... For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, ... ~ Romans 10:6-10

COME TO GOD:


GOOD COURAGE
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TRUST
IN THE LORD


CONFESS
CHRIST RISEN



CONFIDENCE
↙       
GENTLE AND     
QUIET SPIRIT




    WHOLE HEART



RESPECTFULLY
FEAR HIM         




 




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  NUMBER
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REPENT





BELIEVE
IN JESUS CHRIST


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ALWAYS
THANKFUL




Most if not all are challenged to apply all God has asked of us.
God identifies those things we need to avoid and sets what is precious.


... For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, ...
~ Mark 7:20-23


... lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, ...
~ Luke 21:34-36


... ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;
who, being past feeling, ... ~ Ephesians 4:17-19


Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes,
it is a tree of life. ~ Proverbs 13:12


A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.
~ Proverbs 14:30


Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, ... ~ Proverbs 18:12

... does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion
is useless. ... ~ James 1:26-27


He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, ... ~ Proverbs 28:26

By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we
also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. ~ 1st John 3:16


... love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ...
~ 2nd Timothy 2:22-26


... you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
~ James 4:7-8


... when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see
in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 13:11-13


... once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures,
living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. ... ~ Titus 3:3-7


To find God is to Love Him more.

... those who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! ... ~ Isaiah 35:4

A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness. ...
~ Psalm 101:4-5


DON'T DEPART FROM GOD:

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IGNORANCE


● CAROUSING
● DRUNKENNESS
● CARES OF THIS LIFE


PRAY
ALWAYS

       ↗
ENVY

HOPE DEFERRED
     DESIRE FOR HIM


             ● HATE
CHILDISH THINGS
                 ○ FAITH
                  ○ HOPE
                  ○ LOVE


HAUGHTY
            HUMILITY




 




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NOT BRIDLE TONGUE
VISIT TROUBLED        
ORPHANS AND WIDOWS


TRUST IN SELF
SELFLESSNESS           

YOUTHFUL LUSTS
GOSPEL TEACHER      


DOUBLE-MINDED
SUBMIT TO GOD        


PERVERSE HEART
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● EVIL THOUGHTS  ● ADULTERIES
● FORNICATIONS  ● MURDERS ● THEFTS
● COVETOUSNESS  ● WICKEDNESS ● DECEIT
● LEWDNESS  ● AN EVIL EYE  ● BLASPHEMY
● PRIDE  ● FOOLISHNESS


FEAR
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Does darkness have more appeal than the light?

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, ...
~ Romans 8:15-17


"... For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." ~ Luke 6:45

"... these words which I command you today shall be in your heart."
~ Deuteronomy 6:5-6


Moses knew it, Jesus told it.

... love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, ...
~ Mark 12:30


... slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine ...
~ Romans 6:17


... that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; ... ~ Ephesians 3:14-19

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
~ Psalm 51:10


But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give ...
~ 1st Peter 3:15


Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart, ... ~ Proverbs 3:3


But above all these things put on love, ... ~ Colossians 3:14

COME IN TO THE LIGHT:


OBEY
THE WORD
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MERCY

LOVE


TRUTH


CHRIST
INDWELLING
↙       
  ALL YOUR HEART
  ALL YOUR SOUL




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ALL YOUR MIND
ALL YOUR STRENGTH

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STEADFAST
SPIRIT





SANCTIFY
THE LORD GOD


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GOOD
TREASURE




... He looks On all the inhabitants of the earth; He fashions their hearts
individually; He considers all their works. ~ Psalm 33:13-15


Are we men of man or men of God?

... shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God
in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6


... ... not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ,
doing the will of God from the heart, ... ~ Ephesians 6:6-7


... serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; ... ~ 1st Chronicles 28:9

... encouraged them all that with purpose of the heart
they should continue with the Lord. ~ Acts 11:23


... let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, ...
~ Hebrews 10:22


If you have not been baptized for the remission of sins,
your soul lays uncovered exposed to the vast voids of darkness.


For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man
observing his natural face in the mirror; ... ~ James 1:23-25


REFLECT CHRIST = CLOTHED IN HIS WORD

As in water face reflects face, So a man's heart reveals the man. ~ Psalm 27:19

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. ~ Psalm 51:2

... wash your heart from wickedness, That you may be saved. ...
~ Jeremiah 4:14


THE HEART OF FAITH IS GROWING COMMITMENT

Each ‹heart› beat should passionately believe.

Meditate on scripture and it will uplift your heart.





 

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