She Believed She Could So She Did – Sacred Heart
From the Heart and Spirit of Sister Badia A.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10 ESV).
We are created by the creator of all things. Our purpose is to live an upright life, as directed by the Holy Spirit. And, for us to continue to lead in the newness for which we are created. We should be mindful of what we allow to take residence in our heart and mind; what keeps us connected to the things that are both for us and against us. It’s a sacred process that we must daily practice.
On my journey with the Lord, I have learned how to accept God’s love. I’m able to see it in the way He demonstrated selfless love for us when he died on the cross. His selfless act of love opened my eyes to see a way of giving back to Him what He gives to me.
He gave himself and I, in return, give myself to Him. I want to be use for His purpose. I need a clear mind and heart, which is something I daily strive to maintain.
To me, these acts of faith are examples of keeping a sacred heart showing my love for Jesus. “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73:26 ESV)”.
His love for us is so strong. He bore some very difficult hardships from people who did not like Him. We (Christians) experience some of the same difficulties. Our ability to overcome our hardships builds our faith, causes us to stand firm and strong, not wavering, as we are overcome by the trials that are set before us.
We learn what it means to STAND in the STRENGTH God gives us. And, we learn how to encourage others to do the same. We stay strong in our faith, it is dear to us. So dear that we hold on to it and present it as a sacrifice to our Lord, showing Him just how much His love means to us.
We are given the appropriate tools of love to overcome our trials, no matter how difficult they may become. It starts with us changing our minds from our way of thinking, and changing our lives from our way of living. How do we change our mind you ask? We change our minds by daily reading and studying the Word of God.
Take hold of His Word, stand strong and believe that it is true. Hold it dear to your heart, and allow it to transform you from the inside out. It is a sacred life changing process that believers receive after accepting Christ as Lord and Savior.
Lastly, one of my favorite passages of scripture is Romans 12:2 (ESV) “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
God’s plan and His will for His human creation is for us to have a relationship with Him. His purpose is for us to share that relationship with others.
Peace and Blessings Persistently,
S.A.F.E. – Sisters Anointed for Encouragement, Inc.
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