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State of Your Heart

The Lord promises to guide us throughout life’s journey. Isaiah 30:21 says, “Whether you turn to the right or the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’”

That voice is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a gift given to all believers without exception. When we put our faith in Jesus, we receive the Holy Spirit as our guide. He is with us forever, but sometimes we hear Him more clearly than others. 

If you’re struggling to hear the Holy Spirit, consider the state of your heart. In Hebrews, we see an example of how the Isrealites tuned out God’s voice. Hebrews 3:7-9 says, “So, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert, where your ancestors tested and tried Me and for forty years saw what I did.”

This passage gives us two signs of a hardened heart: rebellion and testing and trying the Lord. Sound familiar? If this is you, heed the warning and don’t harden your heart. The Holy Spirit is always with us. The question is are you receptive to what He has to say?

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