I had a dream this morning. I know these words are from the Lord. Please follow this telephone conversation between my first dr. who helped me detox from my mold contamination and me. Note: I’ve not talked to him since October 2018 when he turned me over to another dr.
Dr. I have looked over your paperwork. It appears that you have a heart imbalance.
Me. Is this Dr. V?
Me. What do you mean a heart imbalance?
Dr. It is rooted in not being able to trust.
Me. Oh, well how do I bring my heart into balance?
Dr. It is sacrificial
Then I woke up
Yesterday we celebrated the liberating truth of Jesus’ raising from the dead. Jesus gave His life for us that we might freely give to others in serving Him.
Matthew 6:25 says, “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” Withholding our heart is a prescription for loss. It is the opposite of sacrificial love.
Luke 9:23 says, “Then He said to them all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” A true disciple of Jesus willingly sacrifices their fleshly agenda to embrace the needs of others.
John 3:17 says, “But whoever…sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?”
We are in a worldwide crises. The mandate is to shelter in. For an authentic follower of Jesus, it is a time set aside our personal agendas to open wide our hearts in sacrificial prayer.
Nehemiah humbled himself by identifying with the sins of his nation as though they were his own. I confess to you, that when I first began to practice this flesh-sacrificing way of praying, pride rose up.
Me, a believer, saying, “I have rejected You. I have not followed Your ways. I have perverted that which is right” is still gut wrenchingly hard. However, it effectively rips open my heart to pour out His love for the unsaved. I encourage you to enter this kind of heart-felt prayer for His sake, and the needs of countless souls facing hell.