Strengthen Our Conscience

1 Timothy 1:5 – “Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience and from  sincere faith.”

 

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon discuss ways that our conscience can be strengthened.

Many Christians know they have Jesus Christ secure in their hearts and going to Heaven when the Lord decides to bring them home. They want what is right but have failed in finding teaching that has provided them with understanding more than getting out of hell and into heaven. We are so very thankful that has been established in their hearts.

As life progresses the unknown,  disappointments, trials of various kinds, and loss, fears and doubts start to wage war in their thinking with accompanying emotions and feelings. These circumstances can bring a Christian into a perplexing lifestyle and sensing failure in all aspects of coping.

Not wanting to admit failure we can quiet those fears with busyness but never solve the problem for relief.

Our conscience needs to be strong, pure, and clean to guide us by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s instruction manual is the Word of God. There is today a famine in our land for the hungering heart. We have too many other distractions to keep us from becoming students of the Word.

Failure to make the Word in our lives a priority will allow the development of a weak and wounded conscience.

See if you have any traits trailing in your life for a weak conscience.

Progression Toward Maturity

Romans 5:3-5 “We glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character, and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie and Sharon discuss the process we all go through as we mature in Christ. Maturity is not an instant quality we can claim. Our lives are all about learning in every growth stage. Before we can begin our growth toward maturity we must have a relationship with God as He supplies the necessary Truths that are used in establishing our foundation.

There are at least four basic percepts we need to know as we gain an understanding of how to apply them to our thinking and behavior.

Testing and tribulations are a part of this maturing process. Without the God of Scriptures guiding each step, we will find a road rocky filled with many potholes and we will stumble along the way.

Confirm today you have started this adventure or open your heart’s door to begin your Progression Toward Maturity.

The Condition of Our Conscience

“Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don’t help people live a life of faith in God. The purpose of my instructions is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.” 1 Timothy 4-5

 

 

In 1 Timothy 1:4-5 Paul tells Timothy to not give attention to teachings that cause disputes rather godly edification which is of  The Faith. The goal of this commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from a sincere faith.  We need the assurance of our faith and how it operates to check our fears.

Wrong teaching will bring fears to the thinking and emotions, paralyzing our ability to contend for the faith.

We are not left helpless because we have the Holy Spirit living within guiding us. His love will flow through us as we choose to keep a good conscience from a pure heart.

If we refuse to listen to the counsel given, our minds become the battleground for the conscience becoming dull and not able to discern. The Word of God keeps the conscience sharp.

Join in our conversation as we look into some of the traits of the defiled, evil, and seared conscience.

The Scriptures Plus

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters, Janie and Sharon discuss the decline of the Church.

The culture that we live in contributes to shaping our worldview, which is why the Bible tells us to be separate from this world. But, the results of a recent Gallup Poll showed that 76% of Christians do not believe the Bible is the foundational absolute truth.

Psalm 19 tells us what the Scriptures will do to help us establish a Biblical worldview and find those places in our hearts where we have been blind.

So, listen with a willing heart as we look at the subtle ways we have replaced God’s Word in our lives.

Characteristics of the Conscience

“Purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God” Hebrews 9:14

 

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon continue to dig into understanding the role the conscience plays in our everyday lives.
The conscience is key in aiding our walk with the Lord, finding freedom in Christ, and having ears to hear what the Spirit says. There are many benefits to knowing about the conscience and getting our hearts in tune to hearing the warnings it sends to us.
So, join in the conversation as we discuss the Characteristics of the Conscience.

 

Building a Biblical Worldview

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45

WORDS MATTER as they reveal what is in our hearts. As we establish a Biblical Worldview there are principles we use to decide what builds us up and what can tear us down in knowing the mind of God. Many folks are greatly influence by what others think and so we gather our information from unreliable sources. Scripture may not be our final authority. Whose words do we trust?

Proverbs 18:4 “A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.” They bring healing but  many fail to build a biblical worldview because they are unskilled in the word of God.

Allowing the mind to trust in its own understanding opens the door of deception which can lead in paths the Lord Jesus never said to walk.

Come hungry hearts, as God’s word is full of living power and is a guaranteed guide in building a biblical worldview.