An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Oasis Heart

(Proverbs 15:11 KJV)  Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

Is your heart a place of refreshing to God?  Jesus made it clear that the way of the cross was narrow and that most would take the broad way.  That means that in a land of human hearts, most of what God sees is desert.  Do you represent an oasis for the eyes of God or are you just another sand dune?

An oasis is a place where water is found in the midst of a parched landscape.  Think about the miles and miles of lifeless sand and suddenly there is a tree shaded pool.  The water must be there beneath your feet.  What chain of geological oddities allow it to emerge?  The Holy Spirit stands poised to bring the water of life into your heart on a regular basis.  Unlike the ground, you have a say in the matter. 

How many promises have passed you by because you do not read the word?  How much encouragement have you missed because you are not in regular prayer?  How many wrong turns have you made because you didn’t look for the signs? 

So?  Open your heart to the Holy Spirit.  Make it an oasis for the living God.  Allow Him to set up residence.  He will do the heavy lifting but He expects you to be ready and willing to receive.

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