The Heart of the Matter {Think On These Things}

Saturday, August 20, 2016

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It lurks just below the surface. Most of the time we don't even know it is there; we don't see the power behind it. Regardless of the fact that we are unaware, our hearts motivate our entire being. Our heart talks to us. It lies to us. It forms our words. It compels us to act. It carries joy, love, and peace, but it also harbors bitterness, hatred, and deceit. Years ago, I stumbled upon a book entitled Enemies of the Heart which changed my perspective on how I live my life. Frankly, we can't change anything about our lives unless our hearts change. We can't control our tongue or even our actions unless our hearts are in the right place. So will you join me in September as we search out our hearts, realize their power, and begin the process of change. May your heart never be the same!

{As a side note: Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley is an incredible book! He goes through four destructive powers that our hearts have that can destroy not only us, but those around us. What I love about this book is he also gives four new habits (one for each destructive force) that we can do to change our hearts, words, and actions. I have read this book several times over, read it to by boys, and even used it as a basis for teaching teens. If you are looking for one resource to learn more about the heart, this is it.}

You can download the file here.

If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here.

During the month I try to post my thoughts on the verses on Instagram. If you would like to follow me you can find me here. Also, if you are posting your own thoughts there please use the hashtag #thinkonthesethings. I would love to read how God speaks to you!!

There are many ways you can use these verses. You can read and meditate on them. You can write them out as you meditate on them. You can read them and then write about them in a journal or journaling Bible. Here are some of the items I use...

A single column journaling Bible...

ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (TruTone, Chestnut, Leaves Design)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Black)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Brown, Flap with Strap)

Some highlighters {These are my absolute favorites!}...

Eco Highlighter Pencils - Set of 5 Colors

Black pens...

Black Ink Pen Set

I love these journals that lay flat...easier to write in!

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