Welcome to day twelve of #theFives, where prayer moves not only God’s heart, but our own.
“Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.”
We see Jesus, as an infant, was prophesied over that he would reveal the hearts of man. Because Jesus died on a cross and gave us direct access to God in salvation, our choice to believe in Him (or not) would reveal the heart behind that decision. We are the “many hearts that will be revealed” mentioned in the verse. What we believe and accept about Jesus being the Son of God, and how well we let him in our hearts, shines bright to those around us- either in abundant life found in faith, or the hopelessness of the world. What is your heart currently saying to God and others? We can find out through prayer.
1.) Read Psalm 139. …Yes, all of it. 😉
What does it say about the relationship between our heart and our Father? Does that make you comforted or convicted?
2.) Pray verse 23 & 24. Let God reveal your heart to YOU. This takes vulnerability and can feel scary, but I promise God will hold your heart with careful hands. Don’t put up any walls or close any doors- let Him in completely.
3.) Ask for newness/healing/clarity for the areas of your heart that your prayer revealed. His character is to restore all the broken pieces with his love. Let him do that today. Journal your experience, taking careful note of how God sees your heart when it is restored to Him completely.
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