Sunday, December 16, 2012

HEART OF THE MATTER.

 I sincerly thought having the presence and the blessings of the Lord was to be blessed in the objective sense by tangible stuff.I have seen well-meaning christians gloat about how the Lord has blessed them ...etc.
I realise now that it is much more than that.Being blessed by the Lord  is much more than anything to have a clean slate before the Lord.
How is that possible ?
'In those days John the baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying,'Repent for the kingdom of heaven has come near .This is who was spoken through the prophet Isaiaih:
'A voice of one calling in the wilderness,Prepare the way for the Lord,make straight paths for him.''
A repentant heart of a child kneeling down before the father in submission is an attitude of life which makes way  for the kingdom to come.
How important was the message John brought before the birth of Christ and how important it is for him to make straight paths for him and prepare the way for the Lord in our hearts.It requires submission.
When we harden our hearts about things that matter to the Lord this is what happens.

“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
    be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’
10 Make the heart of this people calloused;
    make their ears dull
    and close their eyes.[a]
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”

May we be released from the bubbles of our high castles and rhetorics ,comfortable kingdoms we have created for ourselves,sins of ommision and comission  to truly kneel down in repentance before the King of Kings lest we inherit the prophecy of Isaiah.
Have mercy on me Lord!



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