Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice – Part One

Our hearts need great care. Many things in our world put our hearts in jeopardy if we forget to take the proper precautions to protect them.  
 
Robert Frost in his poem “Fire and Ice” put it clear that two areas of self-destruction are that of fire and ice, both rooted in our hearts. The fiery emotions of desire and the icy calamities of hate.  
 
Biblically speaking, your heart matters, and its condition is entirely relevant to your daily outcomes and future. Knowledge is power and knowing that your heart is an area that must be constantly surrendered to God in order to succeed is vital. 
 
Your heart can also be deceiving and it’s wise to know your own areas of weakness. King David, though he had a heart for God, fell into the trap of fire when he committed adultery. He placed his passions above God in that moment and he paid dearly as a result. 
 
Your heart requires constant care and conditioning, and if you stray from placing God at the forefront of your heart’s focus, you run the risk of fire and ice swaying your actions.  
 
One main thing happens when we have problems in our heart: we lose sight of the most significant gift we’ve ever been given. The Holy Spirit is often the greatest gift we forget about. Jesus said, “But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” The Holy Spirit is within the hearts of believers, ready and available to help us whenever we need. It is unending power within us to rise above temptation and trials, but we must tap into that power and allow Him to lead. 
 
Maybe you are struggling with your heart right now, maybe you feel it’s crumbling or abandoning you. Don’t let go. You may be facing a major decision that involves your heart. Take steps closer to Him. Spend time in prayer and the presence of God. You may not even know what to say, but just show up before Him and allow Him to heal and guide you. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you. 
 
If your heart is in the right place in God’s care, you can trust what you know deep within. 
 
Your thoughts may scream you’ll never be enough, but your heart knowing God says the opposite is what will carry you through to purpose. Your thoughts may say you’ve failed, but your heart knowing God has a plan for you will bring you through to peace. Your thoughts may say you are unworthy, but your heart knowing Jesus came to rescue you declaring you are worthy of such a sacrifice will open your eyes to the greatest love. 
 
God will always chase your heart. He will always come after His beloved. Go to Him! 
 
“He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you.” John 14:17 

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