11Nov

in search of an awakened heart

Only the Holy Spirit can save people from themselves. Conducting yourself in a manner worthy to follow Christ online and off-line is a daily practice of humility and surrender. Through the Holy Spirit, bring an awakened heart to your online conversations.

Before you hit that enterbutton – be sure you are filled with His love.

What does an awakened heart look like online?

  • It responds promptly when someone is reaching out, even on the days it feels swamped.
  • It acknowledges and encourages others and can empathize with whatever others are experiencing.
  • It is blind to status, title, celebrity, or nationality.
  • It breaks for the lost.

You can’t give what you don’t have. If your heart is callous, seek out Jehovah-Rapha, your healer—the same one who healed the bleeding woman in the street that day. Touch His robe as He passes by, and believe that only He can resuscitate your heart. Regardless of what the rest of the world values design your online life after the awakened, present heart of Christ.

Until you step into heaven, you will be in the refining process. That’s okay. The Refiner loves you.

He will allow situations that put a spotlight on the yet unsurrendered places of your heart that may trip others up. God commands (does not ask) His followers to be of “one mind” when communicating the life-saving truths of the gospel. He expects us to reflect the values, behaviors, and holiness of Christ online (and off-line) at all times.

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ,
so that whether I come and see you or am absent,
I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit,
with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.”

Philippians 1:27, ESV

Study His Word. Allow it to transform you. Align your heart to His.

Remind yourself daily of who God is and what He expects you to be and become.

What’s God working on in you?

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  • Debbie

    Bless you guys for this & your other posts. Because of the anonymity of “online” and because of no “face 2 face” interactions, it is easy to forget or dismiss the significance and impact of our words and “opinions”. Thank you for reminding us that we are to live “on line” the way we are to live “off line”. Blessings on you as you are used in His service to help others navigate this new aspect of living.

  • http://settledinheaven.wordpress.com Rob

    Thanks for the reminder about “the refining process” we all go through. With the national, political, economic and spiritual trials we are all facing, it’s a wonderful thing ot know that He is in control and it’s all for our good and His glory.

    Thanks to you both for taking the time and effort to serve Him through this blog. YOu are doing a great job.

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  • Tami Heim

    That is exactly what it is -refining – and it is so much easier when we lean into it instead of resist it. When it gets REALLY hard I always try to ask the “what of it,” not the “why of it.”. What is it in me that needs to be vacuumed out – for good? The answer to that question arrives quicker than most.
    Thanks Rob – we appreciate the encouragement – it’s a joy to be on assignment for Him.

  • Tami Heim

    We appreciate that word, Debbie. It doesn’t come in our own nature – we have to ask God to show us the heart and life behind every person and post. We all do if we are committed, surrendered, and sold out to reflect Him in this time and space. We are grateful you are right here with us! Bless you. /

  • http://twitter.com/RachelHauck RachelHauck

    Awesome! I’m always praying for an “awakened heart!”

  • Tami Heim

    Then look out Rachel – the LIGHT flood is heading your way. Go glow this day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=671101964 Jennifer Adams Klein

    This post is just dripping with the Spirit…thanks for letting Him use your fingers and your heart to post it today!

  • Tami Heim

    Thanks for being here with us. #AllForHim

  • Sun_setluvr2003

    I am an awakened heart after being closed off for 30 years. I am torn because i know God is here for me but i dont agree with certain christians that we leave everything to him. Our world that we are leaving to our loved ones is really messed up. I get constantly attacked for not just giving it to God. I want to help. Does this make me wrong as a christian