Jesus, cast a look on me. Give me sweet simplicity. Make me poor and keep me low. Seeking only Thee to know.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

from K.P. Yohannan...
The Bible warns us not to harden our hearts: "Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 3:15).
It is possible for us as believers to have a tender heart for a season, but then when God speaks to us about an issue, to choose not to humble ourselves but rather to harden our hearts. This is not a good place for us to be, because the Bible declares: "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble" (James 4:6).
The Lord will not just let us go. He will allow circumstances to pound us so our hearts will once again become soft and pliable. The people of Israel are the perfect example of this. Just think of how many times God allowed them to face famines, hardships, oppression, defeat and captivity in order to soften their hearts and help them return to Him!


1 comment:

  1. I tried to post this to Jonah's blog, but it wouldn't let me. Pass it on please :) response to "What did God do for you?"
    from a song-

    "He healed my body! He touched my mind! He saved me just in time! Oh I want to praise His name! Each day He's just the same! Come everybody- look what the Lord has done!"