74. How’s my heart? (Part II cont.)

A. How do I know if I am in need of revival?

When someone wins my heart, that means they have won my

  • delight – respect & appreciation (Song of Songs 2:2-3)
    • You think of them highly (1 John 3:20)
  • devotion – love & affection (Song of Songs 2:4)
    • You think of them fondly (1 John 3:1)
    • You think of them singly (1 John 2:15)
  • desire – time & interest (Song of Songs 2:14; Is 26:8)
    • You think of them often (1 John 4:16)
    • You desire to spend time with them (1 John 3:2)
  • discipline – will & service, self-sacrifice (Song of Songs 2:16)
    • You think of them humbly (1 John 3:16-18; 1 John 4:10)

So the question I ask myself is, "Has the Lord won my heart, and does He still have it?"

B. What role do others in my life play in relation to bringing revival and restoration?

…What are your thoughts?

2 thoughts on “74. How’s my heart? (Part II cont.)

  • May 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Others play a role in my life in relation to bringing revival & restoration by:

    1) Praying for me (James 5:16)
    2) Bringing to my attention their concerns b/c sometimes we can be blind to our own areas of fault/failure (Matt. 7:3-4)
    3) Helping me when I am burdened, fail, or get discouraged (Gal. 6:2; Eccl. 4:9-10)
    4) Providing companionship and fellowship; As a part of being created in God’s image, we were created to live in community/relationship with others (Gen. 2:18)
    5) Refining my thought processes that may be wrong or extreme (Prov. 27:17)

  • May 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    It has been said that how you use your money and how you use your time can be a fairly accurate spiritual barometer.


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