As I am going through this study called “Uninvited” by Lysa TerKeurst I am learning so very much. I just can’t keep it to myself. (if you can’t do the study now consider getting the book, you won’t regret it!)
I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I read a word I think I know the meaning of until someone gives you the meaning in Greek or Latin. Then the light bulb turns on.
The first word that Lysa clarified for me was “hardened heart”. Well, I knew that the Pharaoh had a hardened heart. In Exodus 4:21 it says that the LORD hardened the Pharaoh’s heart. Now that didn’t seem right, until Lysa explained the word HARDEN. It means unresponsive. Ah, not what I had thought that God made his heart hard, but the Pharaoh was unresponsive! Now it was making sense to my brain.
This wasn’t the only word that she gave us the meaning. The word terrified. Now I was under the impression that was scared. But the way she shared it makes a whole lot more sense than just being scared. Terrified means to set into motion things that need to remain still!
We have God’s truths. The Bible is filled with them. Isaiah 41:10 tells us to “do not fear, for I am with you.” Or John 16:33, “But take heart! I have overcome the world.” So if we become terrified of being alone, we have set into motion something that needs to remain still. We are to know and remember that God is with us. He has overcome the world! We need to keep these truths in mind so that we don’t set into motion those things that need to be still.
Do you question God’s love for you? Do you feel like you need to DO something so that he will love you? Maybe you think he couldn’t possibly love you with all you have done!
Here is God’s truth. Ephesians 1:4, “Even before he made the world God chose you and loved you” Don’t put into motion something that needs to remain still. Even before you were, God loved you, you hadn’t done a thing nor do you need to do something now.
He loves you!
Loving you gives him GREAT PLEASURE!
Its the truth. It’s in the Bible. Check it out, Ephesians 1:4-5.
Don’t harden your heart, be unresponsive, to what God’s truth is saying.
All you need do is accept that great love and grace.
He adores you!