Some of us have heart issues that limit our experience with God, especially when we hold on to things that we should have left to burn at the alter. Things like unforgiveness, pride, pains of the past, worry, envy and self pity – deprive us from a deep relationship with God who loves us deeply.
Simon the sorcerer of Samaria is a well-known sorcerer who, the Bible says, bewitched the people of the city. The poor and the rich know him to be the greatest and powerful. Philip comes into town and preaches the gospel and Simon the sorcerer believes the word of God. The condition of his heart is exposed later in the passage when he offers to give Peter and John money for power.
What is the condition of your heart? Have you allowed it to be exposed to the God of Hearts? What is holding you back?
Be vulnerable to God and let Him do what only He can do.We should not be discussing things we discussed years back (grow from strength to strength), instead, we should only discuss them with people who are where we used to be, to assist and strengthen them.
Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, Peter, that you would stay faithful to me no matter what comes. Remember this: after you have turned back to me and have been restored, make it your life mission to strengthen the faith of your brothers.”