Christian Fellowship Church Of Largo


“A HEART OF HOPE!”

Mary Mayko

 

To trust in God’s promises should be our daily confession

And a heart of hope lifts us from any pit of depression!

Many are wounded in their heart, discouraged from within

They wonder if anyone cares if they drift back into sin!

 

They surely need a word of hope to make a new start

To know God loves them, and heals their broken heart!

Without a vision for the future or promise of hope

Their daily struggles are so many, how can they cope?

 

The Father sent His Son to bring peace of heart and mind

When we truly seek Him, a new joy we quickly find!

A cheerful heart reflects God’s faithfulness for all to see

No matter what are troubles are, trials or victories may be!

 

We mull over our own weakness, but He is always strong

With His Word to guide us, He will keep us from all wrong!

Although our walk on earth is filled with times of strife

The LORD promises His help in times of need in life!

 

So we must never give up but look up to our King

We can trust His wisdom and love for everything!

Christ our Savior, His Spirit guides us to the right choice

He encourages us with a heart of hope, now we rejoice!

 

“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD!” Psalm 31:24

 

“Wait upon the LORD; be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, upon the LORD!” Psalm 27:14

 
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MATTERS OF THE HEART

Mary Mayko

 

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Psalm 139:23-24

 

How is your/my heart doing spiritually? Many are concerned about the physical condition of their heart, and go through whatever it takes to help make it healthier! The doctors will tell us lose weight, or change our diets, or take certain medicines that are supposed to help us! While the physical heart is certainly essential to our physical health, what about our spiritual heart?

 

Are we humble enough to bow before the Throne of God and allow Him to awaken our heart, do we sense His gentle tapping to get our attention if anything we say or think is out of harmony with Him or His Word?

 

Do we take time to examine our own thoughts and motives? Do we consider how our words and ways make affect others, either in a good way or cause them distress? It does us well to consider the spiritual condition of our Inner Man as King David did all those past centuries ago! He invited the LORD to do a heart check on his inner fears or wrong thoughts or motives he had! When David did this, he was willing to listen to God and deal with any issues the LORD revealed to him! Wisdom tells us to do a heart check often!

 

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23 LB

 

God is willing to work out things for our good when we seek Him with our whole heart! The “wellspring” is the Source of our life! Whatever is in there affects us physically as well as spiritually! A wellspring comes from deep within the earth and can produce pure water! Keep a guard on your heart! Do not let debris clutter up your thoughts and motives! Remove any un-forgiveness or resentments quickly so no pollutions can “spoil” God’s plan for your life! Our hearts soon reveal what kind of person we are!

 

“As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.” Proverbs 27:19 NIV

 

When our thoughts and motives are directed by the Holy Spirit, God’s peace surrounds our heart and mind to give us perfect peace, even in the “storms” of life!

 

“You will keep them in perfect peace whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.” Isa. 26:3

Mary Mayko is Christian Fellowship's Adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Elder and one of our counselors. Mary also has the pulpit one Tuesday night a month to deliver Gods Word. She has penned inspirational poetry and writings for over 30 years.

I TRUST THESE SCRIPTURES AND WRITINGS WILL ENCOURAGE YOUR  HEART AND BUILD YOUR FAITH AS YOU READ THROUGH THEM!  Our prayer for this website is that it continues to be a source of encouragement and blessings to all who have stopped by for a visit with us!  Mary Mayko