HEART INVOLVEMENT!!

Jul 26, 2021

Holding onto what we know is one of the greatest hindrances to believers walking into the new things of God.

The Old is the enemy of the New!!

Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?”….Matthew 9:14

The Pharisees and John’s disciples were experts at practicing spirituality but God never noticed their efforts because they reduced it all to mere performance without heart involvement!.

They practiced religion because the life of God had been taken out of their spiritual practices!.

Practicing spiritual protocols (prayer, fasting, giving, worshipping, etc) without the heart is never God’s desire. Such spiritual practices never yield results or even bring forth God’s power because God is only moved by the heart and not mere practices.

Having a form of godliness but denying its power. 2 Timothy 3:5

Genesis 4:3-7
In the process of time, Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord.Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door…”

Abel’s offering was accepted but Cain’s was rejected, Abel did it God’s way but Cain did it his way.

No matter how zealous you are about something, you must do it God’s way to get results. Cain got offended and killed his brother.

Many people get offended with God when they get no results because they are trying to do it their way. They end up with envy and jealousy!.

Let prayer, giving, fasting, praise, and worship, etc not be mere rituals. Engage your heart to produce maximum results!.

The heart is the seat of faith and co-operating with the Trinity.

The Lord said: “These people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from me, ….. Isaiah 29:13

It’s the heart that moves God!

God is calling us to a higher place of praise, worship, and seeking him, involving the heart!.

And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” … Matthew 9:20-21

This woman defied everything (hindrances and obstacles) so that she could touch Jesus. When you are desperate enough, you don’t wait for God to touch you but you rather reach out to Him to touch Him!.

In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. Acts 10:34
God is not a respecter of persons. He is a respecter of faith!.

Heart involvement is faith!. Pray, worship, fast, and give in faith and you will get great results.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.