|Forum Home > Journal Entry for April 16th-30th > "GOD'S HEART-MY HEART" 4/29/10|
Topic: God's Love
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
(NIV) Psalms 139:23-24
This was a scripture shared with me in my early stages of my Christian Walk. It was a timely and powerful scripture at the time---a so called "Rhema" moment for me: A rhema is a verse of Scripture that the Holy Spirit brings to our attention with application to a current situation or need for direction. The Holy Spirit illuminates particular Scriptures for application that are confirmed in our daily walk with the Lord.
When I received that scripture above, the Holy Spirit was revealing all the years of bondage and sin that I was living in. As I look back, it had more to do with my ignorance and relying on my own wisdom than anything else, that resulted in unfavorable circumstances including broken relationships.
But I believe that was the "turning point" of my life--the so called "hit the wall" kind of moment for me. God's Holy Spirit showed me how wretched and filthy I was without His forgiveness. But God also showed me His Heart mercy and compassion and a life of Hope! This is the same Hope God is wanting me to share with others...
Lord, the road to recovery, restoration and wholeness may be a long journey, but there are sign posts of encouragement, hope, new life, Your promises, forgiveness, mercy, compassion, and love posted all along the roadside. And I thank you for that in Jesus Name....Amen.