A Mind for Truth. A Heart for God: The First Fifty Years of Reformed Theological Seminary by John Muether
The Truth About What It Takes to Follow Your Heart
However, its significance for many of us is unquestionable. Unfortunately, something else that most of us have in common is we never actually put the work in to make this a reality. We live out our entire life never allowing ourselves to be true to our dreams and desires. But those brave few warriors who set out despite the fear and doubt that overwhelms all of us? They, we, must prepare for the real work. A simple phrase with a lot of significance, following your heart is something that a lot of people identify with but very few ever take action to make a reality.
Last week I started a series on Psalm 15 grab a Bible or click this link to read along. The simple question the Psalmist asks is: "Who deserves to live in the presence of God? We fail the first test quickly: "he who walks blamelessly and does what is right. It's pretty obvious that a pattern of failure is emerging, but don't get discouraged. Christ measured up on your behalf precisely because you would fail.
Psalms 15 is something of a self-test chapter; it tells us just what qualifications a person whom God saves will have to have, in order to be a part of His Kingdom. And look at the very first qualifications:., Many girls try to change their wrong actions , but never learn to discern the wrong thinking behind the actions. In this new book, Sarah Mally challenges girls to identify lies which are root issues behind struggles they face.
The first rule for spiritual development is to be open to truth. Without this, growth will be extremely unlikely. So if we want to develop properly, we need to accurately judge whether we are open to the truth so that we can make adjustments where necessary. One big problem with judging our openness is that we tend to fool ourselves. It often does.