Encouragement, Relationships, Uncategorized

Advice For An Aching Heart

Recently, I received an inbox from a single believer asking for prayer. I was impressed upon by the Holy Spirit to publish the request and my answer, since there is no temptation that we endure that is not common to man (I Corinthians 10:13). Someone else needed to hear this answer, so here is both the request and my response:

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Prayer Request:

Do pray. Sometimes my heart aches to love. I try to keep busy loving on God’s people in ministry but…well…although this has little to do with the desire for sex (I want that, too) but more than that I desire companionship with a man who has good sense, loves God, is not afraid to dream, is not afraid to work, who is true to himself about who he is now and how he desires to remain on the Potter’s wheel to continue to be made. Someone who see himself as human and yet divine. A man that continuously seeks balance in his life. A man who understands that life is a journey and that imperfection is perfection in the making in a relationship.

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PKJ’s Response:

Question: Do you have the qualities that you just named off? I ask because Proverbs 27:19 teaches that just like a face can see itself in water, our hearts will attract what’s in our hearts. So the answer to all you desire is becoming what you desire first. The challenge with answering that question, however, is that sometimes our hearts are deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9) and can make us believe that we are already all that we desire. Therefore, to answer that question we must first give God permission to search our hearts and expose it to us (Psalms 139:23,24). But we need not be discouraged or fearful concerning what may be lurking in our hearts, because God is greater than our hearts (I John 3:20)! When we surrender our hearts to God (Lamentations 3:40-41), He will give us a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26) to make us become what we desire (Proverbs 23:7). Once we become what we desire, God will cause our hearts to attract to us what we desire (Psalm 37:4); because “As the face can see its own reflection in clear water, you will respond to people who have a heart like yours.” ~ Psalms 27:19 PKJ Version

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