Post Tagged as ‘Hard Heart’

Thoughts On A Softened Heart

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 20, 2017

At the 2015 Midwest Retreat and Leadership Workshop we gave a talk on “Softened Hearts” and this is a recap and summary on the topic. I am resurrecting the topic now because there are quite a few of you who have been on my mind for some time. If you are one of them, you may not even know that you need to hear this. Today we are talking about four issues of a “softened heart:”  What is it? How do I get it? How do I keep it? How do I use it? Psalm 51:10 (ESV) says, Create in […]

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Truth Revealed In A Manger

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • December 5, 2016

I have been studying the book of Romans since September at Community Bible Study. Our third lesson from Volume 1 titled Truth Revealed is taken from Romans 1:18-32 and contained many insights into not only our lives as covenant keepers but the lives of prodigals. Here are a few paragraphs taken from pages 28-29: “So the human problem does not come from a lack of knowledge, but from failure to acknowledge God. Throughout this section, we see humanity’s feverish attempt to reverse the order of creation. Instead of accepting that they themselves are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27), people […]

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Ten Recovery Steps After Being Misjudged

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • October 26, 2015

You’ve been there. Your intentions were misread. You meant one thing and someone inserted their own interpretation of your motives. The sting is all you can see for the moment. What are the steps to take when something as damaging as this hits you broadside? Acknowledge the sting. The wound. The hurt. Especially if the person is close to you. Minimizing the pain just sends it underground to surface in a different form to be dealt with another day. It’s going to hit you sooner or later; this way you get to pick the position you are in when it hits. […]

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Attitude

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • September 21, 2015

If there was one gift I would leave with others, it would be a positive spirit. It cost nothing to have this mindset, yet it has great value in lifting the hearts of those around us. Like a pebble tossed into a smooth pond, something in our attitude resonates with the hearts of those around us and the rippling effects extend all the way to the shoreline. We think we are private people, but our mindsets expose so much of where we are. It is as if the DNA of our hearts infiltrates every fiber of our being and broadcasts […]

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What Does Jesus Do with Anger?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 29, 2015

While we are covenant keeping we will most probably experience anger at our spouses, our earthly circumstances, and God. Jesus was angry at times. Anger is an emotion; it isn’t a sin. It is our response to anger that determines whether we devastate our life or the lives of others; it isn’t the anger itself. There are three things people commonly do with their anger: suppress it (a conscious choice to stuff it down), repress it (stuff it so deep down that there is no conscious remembrance of it), or express it to others in a way that may damage […]

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Come on up…in The Spirit

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 22, 2015

I resolve myself to add life to my covenant keeping brothers and sisters in Christ, and no longer allow them to wallow in their sorrows. “God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all.” I John 1:5 Not that there aren’t trying times or hurdles in this world to jump, but we must always remember that they do not affect the spirit in us. We need to identify with the spirit man; that incorruptible seed God has planted within us. Not the soul that grabs hold of the darkness and whips us into a fearful frenzy. It’s […]

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Habits That Can Sabotage Marriage Restoration

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 1, 2015

I just read a poster on Facebook that listed six habits that sabotage our life. I could go down that list and place a checkmark beside each one of them. There are habits that need to be dealt with in a Godly manner. This is the list that was presented:   Worrying about things you can’t change. God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. Jacob-wrestling God fights for […]

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Fruit of the Spirit

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 25, 2015

Galatians Chapter 5 Love – This is the unconditional, one-flesh love that is not broken by action or deed of the other person. It is the commitment to serve my loved one in the Lord through anything. I will take on the mind of Christ and agree that “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” I repent of past thoughts and deeds that operated out of the flesh and did not exhibit this ever-giving fruit. Joy – This is a result of the abiding in the love of God. Through Him who loved us, we overwhelmingly conquer. And “neither […]

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Heart Warming

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 29, 2015

It is not until our hearts are joined with His that we have a complete heart. Anything less leaves a spirit seeking for what’s missing.     God is looking for open, receptive hearts that He may enter in and give life. The devil is looking for a wounded, bitter heart that he can sneak in and take life (steal, kill and destroy). Continually guard the gate of actions and thoughts with the question, “Does it honor God?”   A heart that beats with God’s is one that is ripe for agreement. To say what He says and do as […]

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How can you…?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 26, 2015

How can you sin if you are surrendered? How can you hurt when you are so busy helping? How can you be double-minded if you have a made-up mind? How can you enjoy the flesh when you live in the Spirit? How can your befriend the world when your best friend is Jesus? How can you win in the flesh a battle that was meant for the Spirit? How can you control what was not meant for your control? How can you say you don’t have faith, when it is a choice? How can you just cope if you are […]

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