Trinity Bible Church Ottawa
SHAPE Series - Week 3 Folowing Your Heart
SHAPE Series Week 3
FOLLOWING YOUR HEART Shaped To Make A Difference
“As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the person.” Prov. 27:19 (NLT)
HEART = your interests, passions, desires
“It is God who produces in you the desires and actions that please Him.” Phil. 2:13 (GW)
II. WHAT KEEPS ME FROM FOLLOWING MY HEART?
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” Prov. 13:12 (NIV)
"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down…” Prov. 12:25 (Amp)
. “My sins have caught up with me so that I can no longer see....I have lost heart.”
Psalm 40:12 (GW)
"When my heart was bitter and I was angry, I was senseless.” Psalm 73:21-22 (NCV)
“They cut me down with sharpened tinges; they aim their bitter words like arrows straight at my heart.” Psalm 64:3 (LB)
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
Col. 3:23 (NIV)
II. HOW DO I FOLLOW MY HEART?
1.Open it Jesus.
Jesus: "I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear My voice and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together." Rev. 3:20 (CEV)
2. Let God heal your heart.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
“I run in the path of Your commands, for You have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32 (NIV)
3. You listen to it.
“Be honest in your estimate of yourselves.” Rom. 12:3 (NLT)
• What do I love to do?
• What do I dream of doing?
• What fascinates me? (I don’t get bored)
• Where have I been most effective?
4. Look at my options
“Desire without knowledge is not good, and to be overhasty is to sin and miss the mark.”
Prov. 19:2 (Amp)
“...you should meet together and encourage each other.” Heb 10:25 (NCV)
5. Launch out in faith
“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
“You Lord, have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and wine.” Psalm 4:7 (NLT)
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