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Overcoming A Hard Heart

hard heartedness,in so many of lifes issues and circumstances we choose to be hard hearted towards people, many times as a are you doing in this area?

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 ---tom2 on 5/30/06
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As a matter of fact so was I.But as time went by the lord showed me that all the things that use to move me into a critical spirit I was just as guilty of.Now thank to trials and the growth from them my planks in most areas have been removed.Funny ain,t it how the blessings begin to stay within your spirit and eventually give you victory.
---tom2 on 2/24/08

Tom, I have been so blessed in my life it is difficult for me not to be judgmental. I pray that God teaches me to love others as he loves me.
---randy on 5/29/07

A hardness of heart hinders your relationship with the lord.thats what I take isssue with.the pharisee, and many others would not beleive because of their own pride in themselves.humility is such a powerful tool in our lifes.The problem is until we really mature we don,t use it nearly enough.jesus humbled himself so many times.and used parables and kindness to try and lead people to the truth.but as usual many hearts were hard to the truth of his message.
---tom2 on 6/2/06

Jack, whats even better as he did throught his ministry with his disciples is teach them. They talked about how they had no money,too many people, your tired send them away, the same excuses we often use for not caring for others. Wasn,t our lord amazing?
---tom2 on 6/2/06

There's a "liberal" interpretation of the feeding of the 5,000 that has other people offering what food they had brought as they saw Jesus starting to feed the crowd with just a few loaves and fishes.

When you think about it, which is a greater miracle: for the Lord to materialize more bread and fish--or to move selfish hearts to generosity?
---Jack on 6/1/06

Hi Willow, Love ya Brother.

Tom you make a great case for the inward man.
Submission to the Holy Spirit must be practiced and failings confessed or our ability to hear becomes dull and to the same degree our ability to understand.

To him who has, more will be given and he shall have an abundance.
---Pharisee on 6/1/06

tom2, I show people empathy, and compassion, but I'm especially big on showing others MERCY. I've also been told that I'm too forgiving. My weaknesses is my lack of patience when people aren't seeing the truth of the word, they twist the word and blame God for their poverty, etc., and my weakness comes in the form of lack of patience. Maybe that's where I'm hard-hearted? I want Christians to see the truth of God's word, and when they don't, I give up on them.
---Donna9759 on 6/1/06

ouch! yep the old hard is gotten a wee bit hard, but I am going to GOD as soon as I get off this blog and ask him to lay the plow to it
thank you
hi Pharisee GOD bless you.
---willow on 6/1/06

pharisee,It,s taken me a lifetime for understanding.notice the questions on this site?all good yes.but I see a real need in the church for a different mind set. are you hardhearted?,are you long suffering?do you get excited about God?do you think God?and so many more that stimulate the mind to think of Godly , holy thoughts and examine yourself first.I truly believe so many other questions would disapperar from our thoughts if we did so and more important from our hearts.
---tom2 on 5/31/06

Pharissee, praise God he has a plan to change us. AIN,T IT GREAT? If we who profess to be a follower of his son would only submit our minds to his word, and first examine our own lives before we go out and spread his message. as people many times we seem somehow to think we have the answer to everbodys questions. You se it here on this site.we ain,t got the answers brother, we can bearly keep ourselves straight with gods word.humbily yours in christ
---tom2 on 5/31/06

brother,I truly believe that the main issue with most christians today, and throught church history is self examination.A true follower of christ needs a truck load of humility to realize that the problem of sin begins within your mind, what are your thoughts?if you humbly examine your own motives with respect to everything you think about and say to people around you thru the eyeglass of scripture and leading of the holy spirit, so many things would be SO much better, and not so many questions
---tom2 on 5/31/06

Tom2 Your new name should be "moral inquisitor."

I love the question!

We all have certain things we refuse to endure gracefully.

What burns my buscuit is when someone has a beef and won't speak up or try and resolve it, this is when I have to get away to a secret place where only the Host of Heaven can see me and plead with God to change me.

The other thing that causes indignation in me are false if God needed my defense of his character right?
---Pharisee on 5/31/06

I do what the bible asks. I have an open mind about everyone as far as respect, the greatest command is to love our neighbor as ourselves. The only difference is if this person is doing bad I pray for them, but donot involve myself with them to bring me spiritually down.
---Candice on 5/31/06

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