Saturday, August 15, 2020

As a Man Thinks In His Heart

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For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.-Proverbs 23:7 

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. When I was a waitress, I trained waitstaff. I had to show them what to do, and then let them loose on their own to do it. They had to be able to see themselves as doing it though. If they didn’t think they could, then they wouldn’t.

When we first come to Jesus, he shows us what to do, and then we eventually do it. We have to see ourselves the way he sees us.

The disciples traveled around with him for three years. They watched him heal people. They heard the gospel. And they felt the love he shared.

After his ascension, and when they were baptized in the Holy Spirit, they began to do what He did. They preached the gospel. They healed people. And people felt the love they shared.

We are no different from them. We, who are born again, and have been baptized in the Holy Spirit can preach the Gospel. We can heal the sick. And we can communicate the love he shared.

He lives in us.

We have to see ourselves correctly. Just like the waitstaff I trained, we have to see ourselves doing those things.

Will we be perfect at first? No. Neither were the disciples. They did some more learning as they went. But they did it. And they did it like Jesus.

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