Trust in the Lord with all
"My shield is with
Who saves the upright in
The Heart is mentioned
more times in the Bible than
faith, hope, and love combined.
As children of God,
we are who we are because of
"I will give you
a new heart and a new spirit within
you, and remove the heart of stone from
your flesh and give you a heart of
Moreover, Satan is
who he is because of his prideful
says, speaking of Satan,"your heart was
lifted up because of your
beauty."and inEzekiel 28:2, "Because your
(Satan's) heart is lifted up and
you have said, I am a god."
In the Bible, the
heart is often referred to as the soil
which receives God's word (the
seed). Two people hear the gospel
and one says yes and the other says
Often times, people's
hearts (the soil) are hardened and cannot
receive the truth of God's Word (the
Hosea 10:12 instructs us to"Plow up the
receive God's word.
God is a God of grace and mercy. He
gives us opportunity upon opportunity to
receive a saving knowledge of the Lord
Indeed creation itself shouts of God's
"For since the
creation of the world His invisible
attributes, His eternal power and divine
nature, have been clearly seen, being
understood through what has been made, so
that they are without excuse."
is also a God of faithfulness.
As we pray for those around us
who are lost, God prepares the
soil of their hearts to receive the
who is Jesus Christ.
God works through
the prays of His
God is a God of perseverance and as we pray
for people God perseveres in preparing
He tills the soil of hearts primarily by
two methods: Lovingkindess and Tribulation
"Or do you think
lightly of the riches of His kindness and
tolerance and patience, not knowing that
the kindness of God leads you to
repentance?" ---Romans 2:4
will go away and return to My place until
they acknowledge their guilt and seek My
face; In their affliction they will
earnestly seek Me".--Hosea
"When you are in distress and
all these things have come upon you, in the
latter days you will return to the LORD
your God and listen to His
allows heartache in some people's lives
to bring them to the end of themselves and
to a place called"there":
"But from there you will
seek the LORD your God, and you will find
Him if you search for Him with all your
heart and all your soul."--Deuteronomy 4:29
Above all, God is a God
of Love. Rain and the sun foreshadow
in the physical what God does in the
"That ye may be the children of
your Father which is in heaven: for he
maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on
the good, and sendeth rain on the just and
on the unjust."--Matthew 5:45
"and yet He did not leave
Himself without witness, in that He did
good and gave you rains from heaven and
fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts
with food and
God uses the gentle rain
and the pouring rain; the warm sunshine and
the scorching sun to soften and harden the
soil of our hearts.
So then He has mercy on
whom He desires, and He hardens whom He
And that is why it is so
very important that:
"Today if you hear
His voice, do not harden your hearts."
The same fire that melts
wax, will harden clay. In the Bible, David
"...My heart is like wax; It is
melted within me."--Psalms 22:14
Read Jesus' parable
about the heart:
And He spoke many things
to them in parables, saying,"Behold,
the sower went out to sow; and as he sowed,
some seeds fell beside the road, and the
birds came and ate them up. "Others
fell on the rocky places, where they did
not have much soil; and immediately they
sprang up, because they had no depth of
soil. "But when the sun had risen,
they were scorched; and because they had no
root, they withered away. "Others fell
among the thorns, and the thorns came up
and choked them out. "And others fell
on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a
hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
"He who has ears, let him hear."
Bible Verses About
life are out of the HeartProverbs 4:23.
Tries.1Chronicles 29:17; Jeremiah
Knows.Psalms 44:21; Jeremiah 20:12.
Searched.1Chronicles 28:9; Jeremiah
the thoughts of the Heart.1Chronicles 28:9; Psalms
God's statutes with all our
God with all our Heart.1Kings 2:4.
Trust in God
with all our Heart.Proverbs 3:5.
with all our Heart.Matthew 22:37.
God with all our Heart.Deuteronomy 30:2.
Do the will
of God from the Heart.Ephesians 6:6.
in the Heart.1Peter 3:15.
another with a pure Heart.1Peter
can cleanse the HeartProverbs 20:9.
the means of purifying the
of the Heart promised under the
11:19; 36:26; Hebrews 3:10.
broken and contrite the Heart is not
despised by GodPsalms 51:17.
pure in Heart shall see GodMatthew 5:8.
Pray that your Heart may
God's testimonies.Psalms 119:36.
fear God.Psalms 86:11.
into the love of God.2Thessalonians
not your Heart against GodPsalms 95:8; Hebrews
not your Heart against the
not iniquity in your HeartPsalms 66:18.
heed lest your Heart to be
the plague of the Heart1Kings 8:38.
trusts in the Heart is a foolProverbs
The Character of the
Prepared to seek God2Chronicles 19:3; Ezra
7:10; Psalms 10:17.
on GodPsalms 57:7; 112:7.
2:1; Zechariah 10:7.
with God1Kings 8:61; Psalms 101:2.
UprightPsalms 97:11; 125:4.
PurePsalms 24:4; Matthew
Tender1Samuel 24:5; 2Kings
2:46; Hebrews 10:22.
contritePsalms 34:18; 51:17.
ObedientPsalms 119:112; Romans 6:17.
with the law of GodPsalms 40:8;
the word of GodPsalms 119:161.
with the fear of GodJeremiah 32:40.
MeditativePsalms 4:4; 77:6.
CircumcisedDeuteronomy 30:6; Romans 2:29.
Desirous of GodPsalms 84:2.
EnlargedPsalms 119:32; 2Corinthians
Faithful to GodNehemiah
Confident in GodPsalms 112:7.
Prayerful1Samuel 1:13; Psalms 27:8.
Inclined to obediencePsalms 119:112.
devoted to GodPsalms 9:1;
Zealous2Chronicles 17:6; Jeremiah
WiseProverbs 10:8; 14:33; 23:15.
treasury of goodMatthew 12:35.
The Character of the
evil imaginationsGenesis 6:5; 8:21; Proverbs
vain thoughtsJeremiah 4:14.
set to do evilEccclesiastes 8:11.
Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 15:8.
perfect with God1Kings 15:3; Acts 8:21; Proverbs
prepared to seek God2Chronicles 12:14.
treasury of evil Matthew 12:35; Mark
to depart from GodDeuteronomy 29:18; Jeremiah
Impenitent Romans 2:5.
Unbelieving Hebrews 3:12.
UncircumcisedLeviticus 26:41; Acts
little worthProverbs 10:20.
DeceivedIsaiah 44:20; James
1Chronicles 12:33; Psalms
3:7; Mark 10:5; Romans 2:5.
Haughty Proverbs 18:12; Jeremiah
Influenced by the devilJohn 13:2.
CovetousJeremiah 22:17; 2Peter
Foolish Proverbs 12:23;
Froward Psalms 101:4; Proverbs 6:14;
against the Lord Proverbs 19:3.
Idolatrous Ezekiel 14:3,4.
Mischievous Psalms 28:3;
Psalms 101:5; Jeremiah 49:16.
Rebellious Jeremiah 5:23.
Perverse Proverbs 12:8.
Ezekiel 11:19; 36:26.
by sensual indulgence Hosea 13:3.
by prosperity 2Chronicles 26:16; Daniel
judicially stupefied Isaiah 6:10; Acts
judicially hardened Exodus 4:21; Joshua
Become a person after
God's own heart.
Begin by praying this
prayer every day:
Thank you Father that you have said in Your
Word that "God sees not as man sees,
for man looks at the outward apearance, but
the Lord looks at the heart."
Create within me a humble heart, a clean
heart, a faithful heart, a contrite heart,
a believing heart, a submissive heart, a
pure heart, a servant heart, an obedient
heart, a wise heart, a truthful heart, an
understanding heart, a tender heart,
a heart sensitive to Your voice, a willing
heart, a surrendered heart, a forgiving
heart, a waiting heart, a heart that is
recklessly adbandoned to Your will.