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Weekend Devotion - The Heart

In the May/June 2007 issue of the magazine Today's Christian Woman there was an article written regarding quiet time. I thought it was refreshing. Here's a quote from that article: "Scripture says, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13) God does not stipulate a format; he stipulates a heart attitude.” It's always about the heart with God even when it comes to our quiet/devotional time.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

I'm especially thankful that HE understands the heart and struggles of the unequally yoked. He understands that we have a need for quiet time, but because our spouses may begin to resent us for our devotion to the Lord we may need to postpone quiet time. He also understands that we may have a deep desire to teach Sunday school class or attend a Bible studies class or clean the church on a Saturday, but we can't because of the possible resentment, opposition, or disfavor, that our spouses may begin to feel or express towards our faith. The struggles are real and I'm feeling them! How I want my husband to taste and see the Lord is sooo very good. How I long for the both of us to spend quiet time together.

I will rest in the Lord and in His promises with all of my heart.

Dionice

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

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