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What you want to do is more important than what you do. One of the ways to help you live life is to help you represent God in your heart. (Help your want to) If you have wanted something more than God, this can hurt you. God would not be Who He Is if He did not want to help you no longer want to hurt you. 

Jeremiah 31:2 Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him,” declares the Lord.


Joel 2: 12-13 “Even now,” declares the Lord,  “return to me with all your heart,  with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

13 Rend your heart  and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God,  for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,  and he relents from sending calamity.




I believe one of the ways to help the condition of you heart is to help you represent God in your heart. God has only ever wanted you for no other reason than He wants nothing more than you.

1 Samuel 30:6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.

If you have wanted something more than God., I believe one of the ways to help you is to help you return to wanting nothing more than God. 

2 Chronicles 30:6-9

At the king’s command, couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the king and from his officials, which read:

“People of Israel, return to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, that he may return to you who are left, who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria. Do not be like your parents and your fellow Israelites, who were unfaithful to the Lord, the God of their ancestors, so that he made them an object of horror, as you see.Do not be stiff-necked, as your ancestors were; submit to the Lord. Come to his sanctuary, which he has consecrated forever. Serve the Lord your God, so that his fierce anger will turn away from you. If you return to the Lord, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.”


James 4:8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.




 

 If you want something that is hurting you, one of the ways to help you is to help you repent for wanting to hurt  you. 


Ezekiel 14 1-6  Some of the elders of Israel came to me and sat down in front of me. Then the word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all? Therefore speak to them and tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When any of the Israelites set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block before their faces and then go to a prophet, I the Lord will answer them myself in keeping with their great idolatry. I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted me for their idols.’

“Therefore say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Repent! Turn from your idols and renounce all your detestable practices!


Acts 8:22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart.


If you do not know the consequences of you hurting you one of the ways to help you not hurt you is to help you know the consequences. 

1 Corinthians 10:6  Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.


IF you  want something more than God, one of the ways to help the condition of your heart is to give that up. 

Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.


Mark 10:21-22 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 22 But at these words [a]he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.



Its a bit hard to want nothing more than God if you have imagined God hates you, so one of the ways to help the condition of you heart is to help you know the truth about God. How that God wants nothing more than you for no other reason than He wants nothing more than you. Its a bit hard to know the truth about God without knowing God. So one of the ways to help you is to help you be more accepting of what He has already done through His only Begotton Son.

Ephesians 3:17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,

Colossians 2:2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
Hebrews 8:10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.


Jeremiah 32:39 I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them.


Titus 3:3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.

Job 5:2 Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.

Proverbs 14:10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.


2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 
2 Chronicles 15:12 They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul.

Psalm 71:20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.

Colossians 3:8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

Ephesians 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Hebrews 12:15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

James 3:14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.

Psalm 28:3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.

1 Peter 2:1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

1 Timothy 6:4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions

James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
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