"For as he thinketh his heart, so is he..," Proverbs 23:7a
(H) – stands for Hebrew and is found in the Old Testament.
(G) – stands for Greek and is found in the New Testament.
I would like to start this conversation with a simple, yet compelling question: with what heart are you thinking with? Before salvation, our heart beat in cadence with the rhythm of the world. We expanded our potential and awareness with different ideologies of the world, thus whenever the world shifted its views, so did we. Gratefully, God loved us so that he sacrificed his life for us. He paid our ransom in blood, and with this same blood, he covers us. When we come into the knowledge and understanding of him, we begin to change our perspectives to what aligns with him. In Ezekiel 36:26 says "A new also heart will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh." As people of God, when we truly get in Christ, as the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in (G1722 - with) Christ, he is a new creature: old things (G744 - things that have been from the beginning, original, primal, old ancient) are passed away (G3928 - to go to pass, pass by, perish); behold (G3200 - see), all things are become new." Our hearts change, our minds change, and our awareness changes.
One thing I love about God is his consistency. In Hebrews 13:8 reminds us that Jesus (God in the flesh [John 1:1-2; 14]) is "the same yesterday, today, and for ever". As we start our life with God, he will change our awareness, however, if we do not employ or permit God to do this work, nothing inwardly will change. There is nothing like living a life in God with no hope, keeping the same outlook, and the same reasoning. We would be like half-baked cakes mentioned in Hosea 7:8 "Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned." Allow God to turn your heart to him, because when you do this your awareness of who's important will change; and that which is not like God will no longer appeal to you. Your mind will change towards life because you realize God made you a promise of HIS expected end for you. To sum this up: Allow God to change your awareness and watch your potential expand.
I am an authorized scribe for Bishop Alvin J. McCoy. Bishop McCoy is the Prelate and Founder of Apostolic Ministries Inc. with ministries in several states. Bishop McCoy is married to Elder Lisa McCoy and has authored two books: One God, One God Only and Words of Life.