KEEP THY HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE; FOR OUT OF IT ARE THE ISSUES OF LIFE
Realize that your heart is a fountainhead—the point of origin from which God wants to generate His Living Water. If your heart is dead and clogged with the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies, God’s Living Water cannot stream forth from your heart.
THEN JESUS TOLD HIS DISCIPLES A PARABLE TO SHOW THEM THAT THEY SHOULD ALWAYS PRAY AND NOT GIVE UP. HE SAID: ‘IN A CERTAIN TOWN THERE WAS A JUDGE WHO NEITHER FEARED GOD NOR CARED ABOUT MEN. AND THERE WAS A WIDOW IN THAT TOWN WHO KEPT COMING TO HIM WITH THE PLEA, ‘GRANT ME JUSTICE AGAINST MY ADVERSARY’
Know your adversary. It is not your mother. It is not your father. It is not your brother or your sister. It is not your husband or your wife. It is not your neighbor. It is not your friend. It is the father-of-lies…the evil one…Satan. HE HAS COME TO KILL YOUR LOVE, STEAL YOUR JOY, and DESTROY YOUR HEART! I bless you to keep coming to your Father with the plea, “Everlasting Father, grant me justice against my adversary, the father-of-lies. Grant me a new heart…a new fountainhead…a new beginning, so Your Living Water may flow through me.”
FOR SOME TIME HE REFUSED. BUT FINALLY HE SAID TO HIMSELF, ‘EVEN THOUGH I DON’T FEAR GOD OR CARE ABOUT MEN, YET BECAUSE THIS WIDOW KEEPS BOTHERING ME, I WILL SEE THAT SHE GETS JUSTICE, SO THAT SHE WON’T EVENTUALLY WEAR ME OUT WITH HER COMING!’
I bless you to come to the Most High, again…and again…and again, even if you have come a thousand times before. God is not unjust, refusing to help you, but you might not have been ready to receive justice for the effects of the adversary on your life, before. Come to Him, again…today. Today, your heart might be ready to receive the justice for which you have been praying for—the bitterness in your heart, the confusion in your mind, and the heaviness in your spirit. At the right time, He will remove the obstructions, so God’s Living Water may stream forth from your heart.
AND THE LORD SAID, ‘LISTEN TO WHAT THE UNJUST JUDGE SAYS. AND WILL NOT GOD BRING ABOUT JUSTICE FOR HIS CHOSEN ONES, WHO CRY OUT TO HIM DAY AND NIGHT? WILL HE KEEP PUTTING THEM OFF? I TELL YOU, HE WILL SEE THAT THEY GET JUSTICE, AND QUICKLY’
What is clogging YOUR heart, the fountainhead of your life? Is it guilt, or confusion, or oppression? Will you bring it to the Lord God, today…again?
PRAYER: I praise You, God, that You grant justice to all Your chosen ones, who never give up coming to You. I bring the obstruction in my heart to You, Lord God. Show me what it is, so I may lay it before you…and receive justice against my adversary, the father-of-lies.
Maintain an Awareness
So, yes, the deepest urge in human nature seems to be the desire to be important–to matter. But, it is not the PRINCIPLE of wanting to be important that is wrong; instead, it is the way we adapt or the means we adopt to meet this most urgent desire of our hearts.