Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Second time is a Charm!

1 John 1:3-20
19This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence 20whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

Last night I was reading verse 20 after really wrestling with some things in my Spirit. I was hit like a ton of bricks when I read the verse because I had never thought of it in the light that God revealed to me yesterday or should I say this morning...since it was 1am before my child went to bed. What I felt Him speaking to me is that He is greater than my heart...the seat of my emotions. He is greater than how I feel...if I feel unforgiven and I have repented...He forgives me. If I feel rejected, He is greater than that. If I feel condemned, He says that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Anyway, I needed this word last night that God is greater than what I feel, even though my feelings can be so powerful and so real to me. I also need the reminder to stand on God's truth when I feel a certain way that is in contradiction the the God breathed word! Then, I thought I would randomly pick up the 90 days with David devo by Beth Moore. I opened to the page that talks about 1 sam 19 and Sauls jealousy of David. There is no one that I love more than David. I can relate with him in so many ways and I also relate with truly having a heart for God yet making poor choices. I am so thankful that God looks on our hearts. So I opened to page 99 to bve exact and this is what I read:
"Truly, love is more powerful than jealousy, just as godliness is more powerful than wickedness, and the Spirit of God is more powerful than anything! That's what it takes to burst the walls of rage and jealousy within us. First John 3:20 says, "God is greater than our hearts." As children of God, we do not have to be derailed by the way we feel. Our God is greater. Give Him your heart!"

So how is that for His word being alive and active!!!!!!!!! I don't think it to be any coincidence that He spoke those verses to me twice in a 24 hour period! I dig Him for speaking to me in this way! We seriously just need to seek Him and we will find Him! He is not far off from each of us.


Bev Brandon said...

God is so showing up for you Jenny Hope...when you get the same verse out of 31,273 verses --- you know it's God showing up. That verse so spoke to my heart this morning like jumping off the computer screen into my heart that God is greater and He knows everything about my situation I am in. Oh my! Sometimes I think He forgot. How ridiculous is that. Yesterday I read Deut 30:14 in my QT and it is so what you did for me today..."the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart so that you may obey it." Love you beautiful girl!

BethAnne said...

Amen sister - good word! He IS greater than we are - and I am so thankful that He is!

He Knows My Name said...

i'm glad He know everything. because if i did i wouldn't be able to handle it and i would be planning and orchestrating how to make things work out the way i think things should be.

just coming fresh of my dad's funeral. i constantly have to calm my spirit down and rest in His unabiding love for ME. my dad was a good man, i want to honor him in his death. i do not only have good memories of him as if that would be suprising. but what good or honor would it bring to him if i aired them. it would bring no good or honor to him. so when those thoughts crop up, or my sib's look like they were loved more than i, i tell myself the truth. He knows everything. His love for me surpasses anything i can feel here on earth. He pursued me and sought me out. He, He, He... those verses in 1 John say it ALL jenny. God is all i need. not mans acceptance, approval or love.

hugs ~janel