“When we desire change, when we have goals we wish to accomplish; we first need to ask ourselves- why? Why do I want to change this area of my life? Why is this a priority?..
We are obsessed in our culture with self-help, Instagram-able quotes, and tweet-worthy nuggets of wisdom. But none of this will ever bring transformation because it does not address the malady of our heart. The Gospel isn’t about behavior modification. It’s about a sick heart being made well. The work of the Holy Spirit is not a shallow and transient work; it is a deep and lasting work within us. Only when we see what’s in our heart can we cry out to the Lord for his mercy and grace to help us. Only then can we recognize that we cannot possibly attain what we really want in our own strength.
Ask the Lord to show you what is in your heart. He will certainly answer. He wants to heal your heart.”
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right and steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:10-12 (AMP)
Read more of Bethney’s blog post on THE WHOLEHEARTED LIFE.
Because of her love for God’s Word, Bethney has opened an Etsy shop she calls THE WHOLEHEARTED HOME where she creates wall art based on scripture. Here are some of her beautiful printable designs.
Bethney has also written a Bible Study called “Greater Grace”. You’ll find that on the BOOKS page.