Heart-Husbandry Tools

I had a dream last night. There was a large crowd of people. The speaker didn’t show up and I was asked to speak. As I took the mic, the Holy Spirit brought Hebrews 4:12 into my mind. As I began to quote it, some of the crowd left. I said something like: “The word of God is the essential tool that brings healing to wounded hearts. It is His word only”…more people left.
 
There was a group of folks huddled in the back of the building cringing from fear. Then someone came up and grabbed the mic to divert what I was saying. Someone else grabbed the mic from them and again sought to divert the people.
 
The key heart-husbandry tool is God’s word. It is a scalpel that penetrates deep into the heart to pierce through the emotional scar tissue.
 
Picture this. The Surgeon is the Lord. His word is His operating table. Our heart is the patient. There is no surgery without the patient on the operating table.
 
Joshua 1:8 says that we are to observe to do. We read it daily and make personal application from what we have read. I finished the book of Proverbs last night. I would encourage you to read a chapter a day according to the date on the calendar.
 
Today is the 4th. Proverbs 4 is great. There are many verses that speak about the heart. Verse 23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” As you read the verse, ask yourself: Am I guarding my heart, or am I hiding emotional pain instead of releasing it? Am I allowing God’s word to pierce into my heart or am I resisting His work through His word?
 
Psalm 119:5-7 says, “Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes! Then I would not be ashamed, when I look into all Your commandments. I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgments.”

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