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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Testing, Testing, Testing

A spiritual test, according to several religious traditions, is a life situation, provided by God, to evaluate man’s individual moral character and obedience to His laws. Spiritual tests assess one’s virtue in many aspects of everyday life, individual conduct, particularly when no witnesses exist, and reflect the maturation of the character with regards to such moral imperatives as honesty, respect, and consideration for others. Wikipedia. 

The testing has been pretty fierce lately because I am working to put together the contents of a three part session on being " wise hearted".  My mind says, how can I speak on  being wise hearted when I have been everything but wise lately with my attitude, my words, my thoughts?   While in my pit of despair I looked back to some notes I know God gave me concerning this issue.  Maybe you can help me with this list.  

A proud heart is not a wise heart.
A strong willed heart is not a wise heart.
A fearful heart is not a wise heart.
An anxious heart is not a wise heart.
A forgetful heart is not a wise heart.
An unforgiving heart is not a wise heart.
A weak willed heart is not a wise heart.
A materialistic heart is not a wise heart.
A stubborn heart is not a wise heart.
An angry heart is not a wise heart.
A cold heart is not a wise heart.
A comparing heart is not a wise heart.
A boxed heart is not a wise heart. (When we try to put God in our box we limited Him and limited ourselves from seeing God's ways.

  What would you add to my list of what  keeps us from having a wise heart.