The Best Inspiration to Change Your Heart
Occasionally you will read or hear something that is able to change your worldview and the way you live.
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You read books, talk to your friends, listen to teachers and “experts,” search the internet and form opinions. Opinions that ultimately become your beliefs and form the foundation of your worldview.
“Change always starts in your mind. The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel influences the way you act.” ~Rick Warren
I’ve learned to cope with the inevitability of change for the most part. Change in my circumstances, aging, health . . . even my favorites, etc. But I need some constants. Things that don’t change, that stay the same when life feels uncertain and fragile.
I need truth, absolute truth, to keep me grounded while the world and world views change.
“The world changes – circumstances change, we change – but God’s Word never changes.” ~Warren Wiersbe
I find it interesting that it’s easier for many of us to believe any new thing that blows through on current trends, than it is to believe that Jesus words in the Gospels is absolute truth.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them. Hebrews 13:8–9
Biblical writers who lived and died on the truths about Jesus left us detailed accounts of His teaching, His life, death, resurrection, and ascension.
Why is it so hard to change our beliefs based on Biblical facts and evidence; when we’ll quickly buy into countless other trends, conclusions, and opinions.
I believe it’s because we are still listening to doubt. We still ask, “Did God really say..?”
Doubt and questions in themselves aren’t a serious problem if we ask, seek, and knock to find truth.
God graciously revealed truth. He invites us to know Him.
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Jesus is the inspiration to change your heart.
“I am the Lord, and I do not change.” Malachi 3:6
The power of the Holy Spirit through the inspired Word of God is the best inspiration to change our hearts.
Take time each day to read and personalize a few Bible verses (seek). Go to Him in prayer (ask). Invite Him to change your heart (knock).
“The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.” ~A. W. Tozer
Because knowing God Himself in the core and center of our hearts – not only changes our beliefs it changes our lives.
“That the Father and Son would love sinners that much is beyond our comprehension–but it ought to awaken a response of love and gratitude within our hearts that will change our lives forever!” ~Dave Hunt
In the midst of change and upheaval in this world, I’m clinging to God’s truth as hard as I can! Blessings, Deb!
Hi Deb! I really like your take on ‘seek, knock and ask’. And you are so right, Jesus is our rock and basis. Even though many try to interpret his message (like me!), his words are the constant.
Thank you for a great message 🙂
Another great reminder, Deb. It’s easy to drift along with the trends and tides of the moment, especially these days when the world and it’s views seem to be shifting so rapidly. It’s important to remember that we have an anchor for our soul, steadfast and unmoveable, and to continue to trust in it. And also, as you say, to deepen our insight into the eternal truths of God’s word by remaining ever hungry for more of his divine wisdom.