Heart-Husbandry Tools Part Two

Colossians 2:11 says, “In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ.”
Thorns thrive in fallow ground. Jeremiah 4:3-4 says, “…Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns. Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your hearts…”
The scar tissue (fallow ground) in our hearts protects the buried emotional pain. It diminishes our capacity by taking up room in our hearts. It is like debris swept into the corner and left.
As we submit to the Lord’s scalpel (His word), He will divinely orchestrate a heart-circumcision made without hands. It is a deep work of the Holy Spirit that cannot be accomplished by man. Our part is to yield.
Last night I read a chapter in a book about brain function that was the catalyst for my circumcision made without hands. I humbled myself before the Lord and repented. He is doing the work.
The book is copyrighted so I can’t quote it, but these are my words. When we rehearse our emotional traumas, we are ‘looping’ or replaying every detail. ‘Looping’ has been a hidden sin in my life. It is not who I am nor how I was designed.
Negative dialogue causes caustic chemicals to drip onto our myriad brain connectors and eat them away. It causes good gut bacteria to die off, leaving a weakened immune system.
(The book is “Create A Better Brain through Neuroplasticity” by Debi Pearl. It starts in the womb. Last night I reached the 20-25 year old part. Debi’s book had me riveted from the first page.)
Our heart is designed as a reservoir to hold God’s word. We sin against the Lord when we use it to store all manner of hidden emotional pain. Our fleshly self-preservation creates scar tissue to protect it. All we do is leave debris to rot in a corner. It diminishes our capacity to enjoy the Lord through intimate communion.

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