November 22nd – In Your Heart

Who calls for one who does not exist? In each heart of the created there is known the Creator. Pride blinds the child’s faith, and the world creates again the godless alter, for its attraction is palatable, and the teachings tickle the ear with desires of the unrepentant heart. These do not feed in famine, nor do they heal a soul of sin. In deep storm, they do not save, and the voices of its followers it does not know. In needed refuge there is no shelter. Some – they return again to Me. For when the false is laid false, and the deceived abandon, again the created heart rises. Pride must concede that the child’s faith is restored in He who hears the downcast, and brings the repentant under shelter. Man cannot make for himself a suitable god, but before man, I Am, and My face beckons in the heart of even he who knows not his origin, he who listens not to whom his heart still calls.

Daniel 5:23 (ESV) – But you have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven. And the vessels of his house have been brought in before you, and you and your lords, your wives, and your concubines have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or know, but the God in whose hand is your breath, and whose are all your ways, you have not honored.

Bottom Line: Deep in the heart of man, there is a knowledge and longing for God. This is not by mistake. Our Lord knew we would stray easily to worldly offerings, and would be inclined to make other things our god – our talents, looks, careers or even “lady luck”. But when our talents fail to carry us, our looks fade, or our career doesn’t go the way we hoped, we realize that luck is not alive, and we return to what we know in our hearts. We have a God who hears us, and has the power to help. If you find yourself in need of help, call to Him. Give him all that is broken, including yourself, and let your creator be the only true Lord of your life.

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