The result of being closed-fisted rather than open-hearted is constraint on my relationship with Christ. I'm required to engage my heart by keeping it open.
God's love can be found in the unlikeliest places, even a simple mailbox. And seeing that love reveals the Heart behind it!
I have learned that I can’t close off my heart to the world in self-protection and not also close it off to God, who created that world. That's cold love!
Unless I am willing to embrace Love, I will have absolutely nothing of Life and revival. Love is the only force that can bring in change and revival.
Jesus comes for those who have Love for God and Love for others. Cold love on the other hand is a cold heart that has cut itself off from the Source of all love, which is God.
Christ made it so that He would speak Life through us. The Spirit anoints my life and then He can bring forth words that deliver His Life.
There has to be a beating heart behind His words we deliver or they are just words formed together making up sentences.
His grace has shown me purpose for certain pains in my life, but simple understanding of what God takes us through really doesn’t have power in itself. No, where there’s power is in my yes.
What if we simply, whole-heartedly opened our lives up to God when He poised something to us? It's as easy as YES!
Though I have come open hearted in giving love, my love was not clean. I was looking for Love in all the wrong places and with a wrong motive.
The heart is the seat and center of human life, and is where the issues of the spirit and the will are settled.
I'm anchored to my heart because it beats with the reality of me. We can't be men after God's own heart without being connected to our hearts first.