Prepare Your Heart
Prepare your heart for visitation. Jesus is coming to His Church.
How can we prepare our hearts? Like David we need to go to God; yielded and teachable, willing to be corrected:
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 (KJV)
Beloved, it is imperative that we learn to become open and pliable in the hand of the Master Potter. It is He who made us and it is He who has the sole right to order our steps and make us to be what He has purposed in His heart:
But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isaiah 64:8 (KJV)
You and I are not our own. We have no right to dictate to God what we will be or what we will do for Him:
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20 (KJV)
Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 1 Corinthians 7:23 (KJV)
Why would we want to? He who loves us, gave His life for us, shed His blood for us, wants only the best for us, has given us the freedom to yield to, and obey, Him.
We Are Free To Choose
You and I are free to choose whom, or what, we will serve. We are no longer slaves to the sin nature. Jesus set us free!
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36 (KJV)
We need to determine, once and for all, to seek and serve God:
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve … : but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 (KJV)
We say that we want to “know God” and that we want to “serve Him.” If this were really true we would not be so quick to tell Him how to run our lives nor would we get so mad when He determines to do things other than our way.
The choice is clear cut and well defined. We must arise, and go down to the potter’s house to be set back upon the Great Potter’s wheel:
Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Jeremiah 18:2 (KJV)
Yielding to the wheel, obeying the touch of the Master’s hand, allowing ourselves to be shaped by our Creator is the choice we must make if ever we are to know Him. It is there, on the potter’s wheel, that we will receive the revelation that we say we so desperately desire. There we will hear Him say,