Do Not Let Disappointment Quench Our Spirit (Evening)
1 Thessalonians 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit.
Our heart is like a glass. What we allow to fill the glass will determine the condition of our heart. If we fill it with clear water, our hearts will be clear. On the other hand, if there is a disappointment that we do not resolve, it is like pouring mud water into our heart. And the mud will slowly go to the bottom of the glass. Even though the water in the glass still looks clear, the sediment is there. And if the disappointment grows without us resolving it, the silt in the glass is getting thicker. Our heart can no longer be filled with clear water. Our hearts become hard, we can’t feel God’s love because there is no room for the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts, and in the end, we will lose our love.
The Apostle Paul reminded the Thessalonians, that they should guard their hearts and always be vigilant, to remind each other, advise and respect each other, to rebuke with love if someone makes a mistake, and live at peace with one another. Last but not least, wearing the full armor of God that your heart and mind can avoid negative thoughts that cause disappointment.
Let us maintain the first love. Don’t allow disappointment to put off the fire in our heart. Fix our heart before God if there is disappointment in our hearts. Don’t procrastinate. Fill our heart with love and the power of the Holy Spirit. Go up to the Upper Room and ask for strength from Him. Then we will be enabled to always keep our hearts clean and our spirits will be burning more for God. Hallelujah!
Keeping DISAPPOINTMENT may quench our spirit.
1. How have you been working to get rid of disappointments from your heart?
2. Which do you do more often, resolve disappointments or try to forget about them?
3. What should you do so that disappointment does not settle in your heart?
“Lord Jesus, our hearts are home for Your Spirit. Forgive us, if all this time we still allow disappointment to fill our hearts so that Your Spirit cannot freely work in our lives. Enable us to always guard our hearts, O Lord because we know that’s where our lives will shine and our spirits will stay burning. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we have prayed. Amen.”