Giving God Our Heart

Written by Joyce C. Lock


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In fact, if a dime was all you had left, there is no tragedy but what, if you still hadrepparttar mental capacity, you would give that child away. The reason is that you made a choice to love that child. The choice was not made to suffer. But, if suffering would be a result, you would still choose to love that child as they would be so dear to your heart that you would not want to break theirs ... and breaking their heart, in such a way, would be aboutrepparttar 147155 most horrible and tragic thing, this side of heaven; for both of you.

In such, you would, still, not be perfect; inrepparttar 147156 eyes of man. But, you would have achieved a perfect heart; for which that heart became perfectrepparttar 147157 moment you made it your non-negotiable choice.

It'srepparttar 147158 same way with God. When we stop to realize that God's love for us is as pure as that perfect little infant and consider what He has already done for us is way more love than any of us deserved, then begin to realize we were created in His image (so, whatever we would feel in like circumstance, He does, too), and makerepparttar 147159 choice to love God, it becomes a covenant ofrepparttar 147160 heart that you'll never want to take back, 'til death do you part.

Then,repparttar 147161 more we come to realize 'what God does see' is our heart (and whatever would cause us to hurt causes Himrepparttar 147162 same), being that we already love God, we choose to give Him more and more areas of our heart (because we don't want to break His); wherein He fills all that darkness with light and love ... and a true romance relationship blossoms ... 'til we become that infant, beholdingrepparttar 147163 face of our Father, and finally realize, absolutely everything that represents darkness was Satan's doing, to keep us from our rightful place with God.

Blessed arerepparttar 147164 pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

2005 by Joyce C. Lock http://www.angelslight.org/viewauthor.php?id=8 http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/ This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.

Joyce C. Lock is a published author, poet, and columnist. In addition, she founded and maintains the email ministries "Heavenly Inspirations" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeavenlyInspirations/. Joyce's writings encourage us in our relationship with God and each other.


Gladness

Written by Joyce C. Lock


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Forrepparttar Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert likerepparttar 147154 garden ofrepparttar 147155 LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, andrepparttar 147156 voice of melody.

Thereforerepparttar 147157 redeemed ofrepparttar 147158 LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her.

For thus saithrepparttar 147159 LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout amongrepparttar 147160 chief ofrepparttar 147161 nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people,repparttar 147162 remnant of Israel.

The voice of joy, andrepparttar 147163 voice of gladness,repparttar 147164 voice ofrepparttar 147165 bridegroom, andrepparttar 147166 voice ofrepparttar 147167 bride,repparttar 147168 voice of them that shall say, Praiserepparttar 147169 LORD of hosts: forrepparttar 147170 LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bringrepparttar 147171 sacrifice of praise intorepparttar 147172 house ofrepparttar 147173 LORD. For I will cause to returnrepparttar 147174 captivity ofrepparttar 147175 land, as atrepparttar 147176 first, saithrepparttar 147177 LORD ... Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat asrepparttar 147178 heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls.

Then wasrepparttar 147179 king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out ofrepparttar 147180 den. So Daniel was taken up out ofrepparttar 147181 den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.

Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: forrepparttar 147182 LORD will do great things.

Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice inrepparttar 147183 LORD your God: for he hath given yourepparttar 147184 former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for yourepparttar 147185 rain,repparttar 147186 former rain, andrepparttar 147187 latter rain inrepparttar 147188 first month.

Andrepparttar 147189 LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad ofrepparttar 147190 gourd.

Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with allrepparttar 147191 heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

Thus saithrepparttar 147192 LORD of hosts; The fast ofrepparttar 147193 fourth month, andrepparttar 147194 fast ofrepparttar 147195 fifth, andrepparttar 147196 fast ofrepparttar 147197 seventh, andrepparttar 147198 fast ofrepparttar 147199 tenth, shall be torepparttar 147200 house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore loverepparttar 147201 truth and peace.

And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice inrepparttar 147202 LORD. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted theyrepparttar 147203 prophets which were before you.

And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heardrepparttar 147204 word, immediately receive it with gladness; For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. Andrepparttar 147205 angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand inrepparttar 147206 presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.

And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewingrepparttar 147207 glad tidings ofrepparttar 147208 kingdom of God: andrepparttar 147209 twelve were with him, And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned,repparttar 147210 people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.

It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.

Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, torepparttar 147211 intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then wererepparttar 147212 disciples glad, when they sawrepparttar 147213 Lord. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope.

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: andrepparttar 147214 same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they, continuing daily with one accord inrepparttar 147215 temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with allrepparttar 147216 people. Andrepparttar 147217 Lord added torepparttar 147218 church daily such as should be saved. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how thatrepparttar 147219 promise which was made untorepparttar 147220 fathers, God hath fulfilledrepparttar 147221 same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written inrepparttar 147222 second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. And as concerning that he raised him up fromrepparttar 147223 dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give yourepparttar 147224 sure mercies of David.

Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee withrepparttar 147225 oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: forrepparttar 147226 marriage ofrepparttar 147227 Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

Glimpses of God 2005 by Joyce C. Lock http://www.angelslight.org/joycepoem.html http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/ This KJV selection may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.

Joyce C. Lock is a published author, poet, and columnist. In addition, she founded and maintains the email ministries "Heavenly Inspirations" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeavenlyInspirations/. Joyce's writings encourage us in our relationship with God and each other.


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