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ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE WEEK: August 26 - August 30, 2019
April Renee’ Smith-Joyner
December 5, 1975-September 8, 2008
In memory of her and her vision for
DREAMS (Dedicated to Rejuvenating, Empowering, and Achieving Meaningful Success)
She Believed She Could So She Did – Sacred Heart
Good Morning!!! Bless the Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me. Bless His Holy Name!!! From the heart and spirit of Sister Juan sharing a few “Juan” words today, and the Word of the Lord. Remembering God’s attributes, and with a sacred heart desiring to stay on one accord with Him.
In doing some current research on the “Sacred Heart”, most of my Google search results related to the Roman Catholic Church. The results are interesting. However, I thought …… interesting, BUT….. So I stopped searching, focused, asking the Holy Spirit to open my mind and heart, to give me a personal knowledge of a sacred heart, not just for a denomination, but for all people, including me.
Also, I believe that the condition of our hearts is critical in our walk with the Lord, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I have learned, believe and repeat often, “that what’s in us will come out”; and “that people either reap the benefits or suffer the consequences of their actions”.
The Holy Spirit directed me to His Word. Here’s a few verses of scriptures that I read (some I previously knew, believed, and am currently devoted to living). Going to put into practice the ones I just uncovered. (Translation: English Standard Version (ESV))
Ezekiel 11:19-21 (ESV) And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God. But as for those whose heart goes after their detestable things and their abominations, I will bring their deeds upon their own heads, declares the Lord God.”
Hebrews 4:12 (ESV) For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Psalm 119:11 (ESV) I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Proverbs 4:23 (ESV) Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Psalm 51:10 (ESV) Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
1 Timothy 1:5 (ESV) The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
John 14:27 (ESV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Romans 10:9-10 (ESV) Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
1 Peter 1:22 (ESV) Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
Romans 8:27 (ESV) / 33 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Matthew 6:21 (ESV) for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Now, I can say “AMEN”. Sacred heart, I have you, you have me, teach me more…..
Now may the Love of God be with you, the peace of Jesus maintain you and the Holy Spirit restrain you. In Jesus Name and For His Sake. Can I get an “AMEN” "AMEN" "AMEN”!!!
Peace and Blessings Persistently,
S.A.F.E. – Sisters Anointed for Encouragement, Inc.