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GOD-TRACKING IS HOLDING ON WITH A SOFTENED HEART

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9 February 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS HOLDING ON WITH A SOFTENED HEART

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Jeremiah 23:29
Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

“I just would not let go,” said a husband whose wife had fallen into adultery. I was watching a video of a young man called, Mike who was sharing the story of how his wife, Sharon had become involved with a work colleague. Mike and Sharon were both committed Christians. Mike was an elder in their church and his wife sang in the worship team. I was filled with compassion and admiration as he went on to explain how the affair had endured 6 months before, realising her folly, Sharon ended the affair. She repented before God and her husband. Broken and distraught, Mike went before the Lord. He loved his wife and was not prepared to give up the fight. Yet, he was filled with intense anger. The marriage was in shreds.

Reading the words of Jesus, Mike discovered that divorce was not God’s plan. God planned for a man and a woman to leave their parents and be united in flesh and heart. But Jesus said, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives.” Mike paused at these words. Was he hardening his heart? He had never stopped loving Sharon. Only disappointment and pride would prompt him to leave his repentant wife. Though she had committed sexual immorality, she had confessed and repented of her sin. “I could not let her go. I would not give up!” he said. “So, I chose to soften my heart and repent of my own sin of pride. I forgave Sharon and together we turned our eyes to Jesus. We sought his love for one another and firmly recommitted our marriage to the Lord. By his grace our marriage survived and is stronger now than it’s ever been. I love my wife more than anything in this world.”

A hardened heart is the hardest substance known to man. Only God’s Word can penetrate that wall; only the hammer of the Word of God can soften a hardened heart. Get into God’s Word and get God’s Word into you.

God-tracking is holding on with a softened heart.

READ ALL ABOUT IT
Matthew 19:3-9Hebrews 12:1-2

DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY

I choose to repent of my pride and soften my heart. I fix my eyes on Jesus.

“Father, I’m sorry for hardening my heart. I realise that a hardened heat causes great discord and disaster. Because of hardened hearts wars have been fought and lives have been lost. Dear Lord, I commit my marriage to you, afresh. Forgive me for my part in all the conflict. I choose to love my wife/husband despite the hurts and disappointments. I choose to repent of my pride and soften my heart. I fix my eyes on Jesus and acknowledge you in every aspect of my relationship. For your glory, Lord. Amen.”

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