07/05/2020, Anton Altmae
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Ps. 34:10
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit! Ps. 34:18
Spiritually „rich“ believers who are filled with superficial piety are completely emptied of everything that belongs to salvation – they don´t know the Savior, they are in spiritual hunger, they lack a lively experience with the Lord, they lack love though they talk much about it.
Those who feel that they are poor and needy and lacking in themselves don´t look anything for their own good but only from the Lord – they wait on Him and His work of grace. They are going to be filled with the Holy Spirit they will be fed both spiritually and physically and will receive happiness. They lack nothing if the have Jesus. How then can we belong to Him and how can He belong to us?
Submissive and broken heart will always receive Jesus as he is calling Him for help. Proud mind, selfish, frivolous, worldly heart will scare Him away from us and us from Him.
Do you want to belong to Him? Do you want Him to always be near to you? Then go and follow the road where He guied your heart to walk upon, prepare a house for Him in your heart where He can come and constantly live in.
The habitation that pleases God is humble and broken spirit.
How could I change my heart? Those whose heart hasn´t yet been broken before God haven´t looked into the mirror of the truth and love of Jesus and haven´t seen themselves with the eyes of God, they are not near to God yet.
We have a deep need to see ourselves with the eyes of God, through the eyes that are the eyes of the Lamb. The heart that looks unto the Lord will change in itself at the sight of the graceful eye of God. This kind of heart attracts Gods grace more than Church rituals, services or spiritual exercises.
All the world knows how to find Christ but still He is found by few because the human beings hearts are hard and neck is stiff against God. If you should seek Him from far then you could find excuses for yourselves. God has called us to be very close to Himself, into His suffering and longing heart. And still – how far He sill is from hearts of some people.
It is written: “ And it will be said: “Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.” For this is what the high and exalted One says— He who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. I will not accuse them forever, nor will I always be angry,for then they would faint away because of me—the very people I have created. I was enraged by their sinful greed; I punished them, and hid my face in anger, yet they kept on in their willful ways. I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord. “And I will heal them.” Isa. 57: 14 – 19
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey My teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Jn.14:23
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Rev. 3:20