Don’t Grieve Him. Don’t Break His Heart.

You might be wondering how it’s possible to break God’s heart when he’s almighty and all powerful.
Indeed, he’s all powerful and all-knowing but he is also tender-hearted and compassionate.

Psalm 145: 8 (NIV)

The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

Think about this; if we have been made in his image like the bible says we are, it means there are things about us that mirror God.
We learned to love from God. And just as we can be heartbroken, God can be too.

Ephesians 4: 29 – 30 (MSG)

29 Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.

30 Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted.

Angry, bitter, foul and ungracious words grieve God’s heart. Your words reflect the life in you and God wants every word you say to glorify him and inspire grace. Just as the words spoken by Jesus are spirit and life, the words that come out of you must be inspired by the spirit and the life inside of you too.  It breaks his heart when your words do not reflect his grace and his loving nature.

God’s plan is to reproduce his character in you. You are saved from the inside out. And as you spend more time with him, you will begin to learn his ways and his nature.
Your speech and your conduct cannot help but be affected. When you begin to love like he does, your words will reflect that outpouring of love.

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