I discovered something the other day in my own life.
Illus. Business proposition
* My heart said Lord I want your will!
* My soul said Lord I want to help this brother out and after all you might have just brought this my way for my benefit!
* My mind said this is a good deal! The interest return was calculated at about 30%
Then I asked the Lord and in my heart He spoke and said that He did not want me to enter into this!
But my mind continued to argue.
After all you are walking away from a good thing etc.
I had to allow my mind to be transformed by His Word!
He led me to the scripture about the man who build barns for himself and said that he would store away his wealth but the Lord called him a fool because He required his life of him that night!
18 ''So he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.
19 'And I will say to my soul, ''Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.'''
20 ''But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?'
21 ''So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.''
I found my heart said one thing and my mind another. Which would I obey!
Then my emotions became involved and rationalization mentally started to happen
I came to the realization that there was a war going on inside that I had to settle!
Have you been there!
Buy that new car - Emotions said yes you deserve it
-Mind said no you can't afford it
-Heart said you shouldn't do it!
Made a commitment to the Lord
-Heart said this was right
-emotions were moved to do it
Eventually the mind won and you broke that commitment.
This war was identified and so clearly depicted by the Apostle Paul when he stated in
Rom 7:18-19 ...
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