Classic Edition: The Role of "The Heart" in Men's Discipleship
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, March 08 2010 00:00|
Since "the heart" sounds like a "girly word" to many guys, you will need to help them understand that tending the heart is also manly. Luke 6:45 says, "The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks."
The single greatest contribution you can make to your men is to help them change the core affections of their hearts. How? Here are a few suggestions:
For you? Attend to the core affections of your own heart. Minister out of the overflow of your own expanding relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus. If you can't, you must go into a quiet wood and stay there until you hear his voice, see his face, feel the warmth of his embrace, and feel the salty taste of repentant tears running down your face.
The best use of my time is to bring myself into the real presence of Jesus. I try not to leave my private altar in the morning until I have experienced a moment of humility, a moment when I have sensed the real presence.
His and yours,