Live by the guiding of your own heart

Romans 14:1-5 (AMP) 1 AS FOR the man who is a weak believer, welcome him [into your fellowship], but not to criticize his opinions or pass judgment on his scruples or perplex him with discussions. 2 One [man’s faith permits him to] believe he may eat anything, while a weaker one [limits his] eating to vegetables. 3 Let not him who eats look down on or despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains criticize and pass judgment on him who eats; for God has accepted and welcomed him. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on and censure another’s household servant? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he shall stand and be upheld, for the Master (the Lord) is mighty to support him and make him stand. 5 One man esteems one day as better than another, while another man esteems all days alike [sacred]. Let everyone be fully convinced (satisfied) in his own mind.

Make a commitment to start following the leadership of your conscious. You may feel guilty about things that you don’t need to feel guilty about. Do things that you have peace about doing. You may have peace about doing certain things while someone else may not, however, you do what you have peace about doing, not what somebody else has peace about. Live by the guiding of your own heart.

If we do not feel right about doing something we do not need to judge others about doing that thing. God has something different planned for each and every one of us. We need to ask God to lead us to make the right decision for our lives each day. When we listen to the conviction that God gives us about something we can have a wonderful life.

Romans 14:22-23 (AMP) 22 Your personal convictions [on such matters]-exercise [them] as in God’s presence, keeping them to yourself [striving only to know the truth and obey His will]. Blessed (happy, to be envied) is he who has no reason to judge himself for what he approves [who does not convict himself by what he chooses to do]. 23 But the man who has doubts (misgivings, an uneasy conscience) about eating, and then eats [perhaps because of you], stands condemned [before God], because he is not true to his convictions and he does not act from faith. For whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever is done without a conviction of its approval by God is sinful].


About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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One Response to Live by the guiding of your own heart

  1. scriptordeus says:

    The guidance of our own heart needs to be informed by the Word of God. Our conscience isn’t always reliable if it affected by such things as lack of sleep, poor health, or hunger. I believe the Holy Spirit uses the conscience as a vehicle to speak, however, sometimes our conscience is running on feelings rather than faith. I am thankful I have the Word of God has a guide outside of myself, to help me live a godly life.

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