Attitude of the Heart

First, I’d like to thank you all for the outpouring of support as I started this blog. It means more than you’ll ever know and I am truly thankful for each subscriber, email, text and encouraging comment. Love you all…

The word heart means the central or innermost part of something and the word attitude means a feeling or way of thinking that affects a person’s behavior . So, putting those two together, attitude of the heart means ways of thinking or feelings that affects a person’s innermost part and behavior. Everything starts with a thought but then a thought is received into your heart as truth and then you begin to live it out. As you are serving others, which we all are at some level, your heart MUST be guarded…watching carefully what seeds you allow to take root into your mind and be received into your heart. When offense comes, make a habit to deal with it immediately; when you are hurt, forgive immediately; when you are disappointed, take it to God immediately…don’t allow any time for the enemy to get a foothold and get you distracted with negative thoughts or behavior. The way you learn to do all these things is through knowing God and what His Word says about Him, you and circumstances you may face.

Proverbs 4:23, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

His word is every answer to every question or problem you will ever have in your entire life. It is our map to this journey of life. It truly is water to a thirsty soul, it heals, it binds, it strengthens and it guides. It is breath when you feel suffocated, it is life where death hovers, it is resurrection to dead hopes and dreams, it is correction for mistakes and grace poured out on paper. It is God breathed and perfect. It is how you learn who God is and His desires for you…His love pressed in paper that you can read over and over and over again…it is the fuel to your passion so take full advantage of the gift given to you. Hide His Word deep within your heart so that when trials come and hard days linger, you have strength and wisdom to handle it.

Those you are serving cannot see your heart, they only see what flows from it; your work performance, your attitude, your actions, your words, etc. But God, He sees your heart and if it’s turned towards Him in full surrender others will begin to see Him through you therefore revealing your heart…your heathy, surrendered, obedient heart.

Last night, Christine Caine gave an amazing message, at C3 Church’s Chick Night, on making room in your heart for God. Take some time and listen by clicking here.

5 thoughts on “Attitude of the Heart

  1. Such an excellent reminder to keep our heart guarding! Thank you for your obedience!

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  2. This is so true! It is still an area that I struggle with and I’m so glad you are reminding me of how I need capture those negative thoughts. Great first posts! Keep them coming!

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  3. Great words Erin! Thank you!! 🙂

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  4. You have a wonderful servant’s heart and I am so thankful that God has directed you to share it with the world. Get ready for something BIG! 1 Corinthians 2:9

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  5. Absolutely the truth and what I needed to read this morning. So blessed by your words. Thank you Erin!!

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Erin L.A. Jones

Thoughts on life, leadership and pursuing your God-given destiny!

Lysa TerKeurst

Thoughts on life, leadership and pursuing your God-given destiny!

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