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I have been on a 36 year quest to find the right the path which would give me a greater spiritual awareness and closeness to my Creator. I have found it to be a rocky road at times. On this journey I have finally come to know God in a greater way than I ever thought possible. I have also found that the hard things in life can be good for us, because they help us, by Faith, turn to our Creator and seek his help and guidance. GOD LIKES THAT, yes he likes when we depend on him. It was always that way we just didn’t know it. After all he did create us, wouldn’t you think he has all the answers. WHY NOT ASK? Please read the following Article, in it you may find something that can help you, as it did for me.

In the past year the pastor of our church shared on the God shaped Hole in our Heart. I love that concept. Also the men in our church went on a retreat to a christian camp in Connecticut about three months ago, which started a stirring in our Hearts like I have never seen before. In recent months I myself have been going through an intervention with God, which I will talk more about later. I believe it all relates back to this God shaped Hole that Pastor Pam shared with so much inspiration. I know this for a fact, because from the time she shared about this Hole until now I have never forgotten it, which is uncharacteristic of me because I’ll forget my own name (it comes with age) Oh well! She said, This God shaped Hole in our Heart is the way that God made us, and that Hole only can be filled with God.

I say WHY? The answer is, as humans we are uniquely different, no other living things that God created was built to worship and understand the things of God. When is the last time you went by a pond and saw the Frogs meeting in a Froggy Synagogue, or the Beavers meeting behind their dam having a prayer group and singing hymns? Or when is the last time you got a knock on your door and it was a Dog or Cat Evangelizing the Gospel? Point made, we are very unique in many ways, and above all the other creatures on this planet. So lets get back to this God Shaped Hole in our Hearts. We all have it, and left as a hole it can cause big problems. It’s not something a Doctor can see, but because of it you may or may not end up at the Doctor’s. It’s not something an Analyst or Counselor can see, but because of this hole you may end up seeing an Analyst. This Hole can cause problems in relationships, separation from friends and Loved ones, even marriages to break up, and whole families to split up, that is a sad and heart wrenching state of affairs.

I have seen people try to fill this Hole with material things like money or a career, and it just leaves them empty. I’ve also seen people try to fill it with relationships, and that quite often fails. Statistics on divorce proves that one. Sometimes people try and put a patch on there relationships, but without filling that Hole they fall back into the same old problem time and time again. Sometimes people end the old relationships and get into new ones and after a little time goes by, then lo and behold the same old problems start to creep up again, or even some new ones. WHY?? The Hole is still empty. You see, without filling the God Shaped Hole in our Hearts with God, we will NEVER be complete. God made us that way. Then you say, “Well, why didn’t he fill it up automatically from the factory?” Oh, that would violate our freedom of will. That’s just simply not God’s way of doing things. He asks, and we are to respond, and if we don’t then we can go on our way just simply muddling through life with that big old empty HOLE. No wonder the World and Marriages are such a mess.

The interesting thing is that since the beginning, that is, the Adam-and-Eve beginning, man has had a problem it’s called sin. Yes, Adam and Eve did one of those bone headed things and chose the wrong way, and blew it for everyone. Whats that? You know sin, well lets just say it’s the thing that always takes us down the wrong path, when we let it. I know by my own experience that no one had to teach me to sin, or do things that were bad for me, or hurting peoples feelings, and other bad decisions. As a matter of fact I was pretty good at doing the wrong thing on my own. For Humans this dilemma will never change until the return of the King, of course that is Jesus Christ the King. The only thing that has changed is the way we now deal with this problem. The change came because of the first time the King came (The same, Jesus Christ the King). This King came and sacrificed his life for all of his subjects whether they wanted it are not. He showed us a new way called Love. So does this mean we’re on our own and Jesus fixed it, so figure it out yourself? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

What I’m about to share works for Non-Christians and Dead Inside Christians alike. I KNOW I WAS RECENTLY ONE OF THEM MYSELF, NO KIDDING!!!!! This is a spiritual prescription for Heart Disease. Well God Shaped Hole in the Heart Disease.

STEP ONE:
To recognize and acknowledge the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. Come to the Cross and Leave all your PAIN there. Forever, and I mean Forever.

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved”. Acts 2:21 (KJV)

HOW ?? “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 (NASB)

That’s just the start !!!

STEP TWO:
Prayer is the only way. When I was at my darkest hour This what I did. I got Down and Laid my Heart out to God. Then something Amazing started to happen, he emptied me and started to fill my Heart with his Love and Compassion, and it was all aimed at others. I was finally able to look at people in a different way. They were no longer burdensome to me, but people to have Compassion for and to Love. OH, what a relief to a broken Heart like mine. Was this Painful? Yes, very painful at first, it was like a spiritual detox. But that’s OK you’ll get through it, trust me, if I can do it so can you. This is, of course, with God’s help–he will help you through this.

“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.” John 4:23 (NASB)

If we’re not filled with his spirit (the non-christian) or if we are quenching the spirit (not allowing it to operate, for the Dead Inside Christians) then we CAN NOT truly worship the Father.

SO THEN “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 (NASB)

“O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.” Psalms 30:2 (NASB)

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalms 51:10 (NASB)

This is the only way Pray. Yes, down right honest Prayer to God the Father to clean us out and fill us up.

You see, he Loves you; He always did, you just didn’t know it; I didn’t until I got honest and prayed. Remember at the beginning I said I would talk about my intervention with the Father later. Well this is it, and it’s not just once that was my problem from the beginning. I’d ask and then just simply ignore him for awhile. Try doing that in a relationship and see how long it lasts. Maybe some of you have and already know what I’m talking about!!

LAST STEP THREE:
FOLLOW, Yes follow the path of CHRIST We must Die to ourselves and Live For Christ, Our Master. To say it plain and simple Stop living for Yourself or the way you want to live and live for him. Our lives don’t belong to us anyway. They belong to our Creator. Let’s not wait until the end to find out when it’s to late!! Adam and Eve tried doing it their way and look what it got them (and all of us too).

“Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.” II Corinthians 5:14 & 15 (NLT)

In closing I would like to say This will give you a life of Peace, Joy, Patience, Wisdom, Most of all Love and the best part is ETERNAL LIFE !!!!

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful”. John 14:27 (NASB)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”Galatians 5:22 (NASB)

Once the Finger of God touches your HEART, You’ll never be the SAME!!!
I LOVE YOU ALL
JIM T

2 Responses to “What Do You Do with the Hole in Your Heart?”

  1. on 25 May 2011 at 1:02 amGeorge

    Thanks for pouring your heart out,you are a wonderful man,because you know HE gave therefore you give!God Bless You,HE Loves You,You are Gods Best,Love your brother in Christ gw P.S. Please share with me your prison outreach,I have many friends in prison and have a desire to share the Gospel of the Kingdom with them if ITS POSSIBLE.

  2. on 28 May 2011 at 10:10 pmJimT

    Hi George, I’m so Blessed I could share something that brought you some Joy. The Prison minisrty I do is through Proviedence Rescue mission. We run Life Skills Classes From Turning Point Minisrties

  

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