“Why Looking to Your Heart Can’t Make You Happy” By Timothy W. Massaro.

“Why Looking to Your Heart Can’t Make You Happy”
By Timothy W. Massaro.

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Our self-sins and the Cross …

“Given enough time, self-possessiveness, self-indulgence, self-gratification, self-ambition, self-righteousness, all the self-sins, will drive us to the place of abandoning God.
Self-sins lead us to disobedience. And disobedience ultimately leads us to rejection of God and His Word. We will walk away from His love and cut ourselves off from His fellowship.

we must allow Him to cleanse us and root out our deadly self-centeredness. … It is the work of the cross. It is not enough for us to visit Calvary once; the cross must be our constant companion.”

The cross is my constant reminder that in Jesus I am delivered from the tyranny of my self. In Him I am free – free to live. Free to love. Free to praise. Free to please the Father.”

-from p.71-72 of “A Prophet’s Heart” by Charles Brown.

Even today God’s dealing with self doesn’t make good press …

“Even today God’s dealing with self doesn’t make good press. It won’t get front page exposure, produce glory bumps or bring in large love offerings. But here’s the naked truth; We can sing, praise, pray, preach, give and witness all we want; but until the temple of our lives in cleansed from self, we can never know the full measure of God’s presence.

The result of cleansing is to open up the way for deep personal fellowship with God.”

-from p.72 of “A Prophet’s Heart” by Charles Brown.

Self-righteousness is the subtle sin of the spirit …

“Self-righteousness is the subtle sin of the spirit. We are so easily trapped into playing God; Substituting our own will for His, our own plans and our own goals for His plans and goals. Pride is one of the ugliest forms of self-centeredness, for it pushes God off His throne and dares to stand in the place of ultimate authority.
So often “spiritual boldness” and “aggressive leadership” is simply a pious cover-up for self-importance. We are enamored with ourselves – our accomplishments, our successful ministries and the world-wide outreach.”

-from p.71 of “A Prophet’s Heart” by Charles Brown.