Don’t Forfeit the Grace

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.”
Jonah 2:8


How do we set our hearts in the right direction? As we’ve mentioned before, you need to realize that if even a piece of your heart is not right, it is preventing a WHOLE-hearted relationship with God. Anytime someone or something besides God has hold of your heart, it is sin. Instead of making a list of specific “things,” just learn that you can feel it in your heart. You KNOW when something is holding on to your heart. If you are attached to any behavior, any item, any feeling, any person, or if there is anything that you cannot seem to stop, THAT is a heart attachment—a stronghold—and you need to let go and cling to God. Dig through His Word for guidance, comfort, and direction. Don’t forfeit the grace that God offers…let go of your heart-stealing strongholds today!


(Excerpt from Rise Above, by Gwen Shamblin)