For a long time I searched for my heart’s identity: “Who am I? Who lives in my heart?” I was looking forward to finding my heart’s glory. When I finally found my heart, I discovered that it did not exist as an independent entity. It was connected to the OLD MAN nature of the father-of-lies. It had no glory, since it was connected to the wrong source. The only way my heart could possess glory was if it was connected to a different source.
I PRAY THAT OUT OF HIS GLORIOUS RICHES HE MAY STRENGTHEN YOU WITH POWER THROUGH HIS SPIRIT IN YOUR INNER BEING, SO THAT CHRIST MAY DWELL IN YOUR HEARTS THROUGH FAITH
Understand, Precious One, that your heart was never meant to have an identity separate from Me. YOUR HEART WAS CREATED FOR ME to dwell in it, through faith. I am your Source of Love, and Righteousness, and Wisdom, and Power, and Peace, and Joy. I am your heart’s Glory.
ABIDE IN ME, AND I IN YOU. AS THE BRANCH CANNOT BEAR FRUIT OF ITSELF, EXCEPT IT ABIDE IN THE VINE; NO MORE CAN YE, EXCEPT YE ABIDE IN ME
Take notice that a branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except if it abides in the vine. In the same way, your heart cannot function correctly, except if it is disconnected from the wrong source and reconnected to the right Source.
AND THE GLORY WHICH THOU GAVEST ME I HAVE GIVEN THEM; THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE ONE: I IN THEM, AND THOU IN ME, THAT THEY MAY BE MADE PERFECT IN ONE
Observe that your heart was created to be made perfect in the unity “I in them, and Thou in me.” This is your heart’s glory. This is part of your identity.
If Christ, with His Nature, has not been part of your identity, then, the father-of-lies, with his nature, has been. In order to change, you need an exchange. Therefore, invite Christ to do that exchange in you, according to His redemptive work on the cross. Allow Him to establish His own Nature in you. Then, the OLD MAN nature of the father-of-lies will be extinguished from your identity to make space for Christ to dwell in your heart, through faith.
PRAYER: Majesty, how blessed I am that my heart is not alone, but was created to carry the Glory of Oneness—Oneness with You and the Lord Jesus. I embrace that Unity, Lord God, to live from everything that You are in me: Your Righteousness, Your Hope, Your Joy, Your Power, Your Wisdom, Your Love, and Your Peace.
Maintain an Awareness
Sin is not something mysterious…something unexplainable…something that happens to you. Sin does not stand alone. It does not happen by itself. Sinful solutions have a source—the source of the OLD MAN.