“You Have Made Us For Yourself, Our Hearts Are Restless, Until They Can Find Rest In You.” - Augustine
DID YOU KNOW...
Comparison, jealousy, anger, angst, anguish, unforgiveness, even self-centeredness, all reside in the heart? ( Mark 7:21-23)
The Bible mentions the heart almost three hundred times. When it does, it's not referring to our physical hearts, the organ that we know to pump blood to the body. When "the heart" is mentioned in the Word, it's referring to... the heart is that spiritual part of us where our emotions and desires dwell.
There's no wonder the Bible instructs us that we should guard our hearts since everything that we do flows from it. (Proverbs 4:23), and that we should instead of leaning on our own understanding, we should trust the Lord with all of our heart. (Proverbs 3:5)
So, why all this talk about the heart? As a Transformation Coach it's where we start the journey. The heart. In order to experience true lasting transformation there must be a heart change.
Now here's the miraculous part, God is the only One that has the power to change hearts. In fact, as His daughter who's put your trust and faith in Him, and Him alone... He wants to change your heart. He doesn't leave you to do it on your own (Ezekiel 36:26).
The role a coach plays in this (change of heart) is holding space for you, taking the lead of the Holy Spirit as to what questions to ask you, what prayers to pray for you, and essentially when to probe you to go deeper. Your coach is just as reliant on the Holy Spirit in this process as you are.
Testing of The Heart
In the Bible, the word test means, to prove by trial. Right now, you probably feel as though you're being tested, are in some sort of wilderness, or desert, going through trials.
When we find ourselves dealing with anxiety, depression, heartache, abandonment, financial trouble, mourning, and brokenness, our first inclination is not to rejoice. Not to run to God. In fact what we tend to feel is abandonment, confusion, self-pity and sometimes anger. Some of us even run from God. We're most likely to go inward, with our focus on ourselves and our sorrows. It's difficult to remember the outcomes of God's children that were tested in the Bible. If only, joy was our first response to hardship (James 1:2). If only we could remember that the benefit at the end of our trials, prayers answered or not... one thing we'll know for sure is that our faith in God is real and that He is sovereign and worthy of to be praised!
“The Lord Is Near To The Brokenhearted And Saves The Crushed In Spirit.”Psalm 34:18 ESV
Post Tenebras Lux
"light comes after darkness"
It's ALL for HIS Glory!
Not only does brokenness help establish in us an unwavering faith in God (James 1:3–4), it burns in us a desire to share the Gospel with others. When we experience God's incomprehensible love, grace and mercy, whether as a result of our own sin or sin committed agains us... like David we want to share that experience with others, who in the darkness instead of crying out to God fled (Psalm 51:13). It's impossible to not share, the forgiveness and lovingkindness of God.
Once we discover there's no condemnation in Christ Jesus, like the woman at the well, we are able to throw aside our masks and run without shame to tell everyone what the Lord has done for us (John 4) (Romans 8:1). It's in the heartchange that others are able to see and desire to experience the glory of God. It's in the darkness that we discover an intimacy and love for God like none other.
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