Building your heart capacity with Jesus

By Dave Henning / July 9, 2018

“Building your heart capacity with Jesu and letting Him take more real estate inside is the most important thing you can do while breathing on the planet.”-Christa Black Gifford

“If the enemy can’t penetrate your peace, he doesn’t know what to do with you.”- Graham Cooke

As Christa Black Gifford concludes Chapter 8 of Heart Made Whole, she compares the terms capacity and challenge.  Thus, Ms. Gifford defines capacity as the maximum amount something can contain.  In contrast, challenge sits at the opposite end of the balance scale.

Therefore, when challenge exceeds capacity, you likely remain stuck in your pain.  You’re unable to walk through it to the other side.  But, something entirely different happens as you live to keep your heart connected to Jesus.  As you build space inside for constant relationship, the good side of your scale contains love, joy, hope, trust, and peace.  This heart capacity with Jesus enables Him to equip you with solutions to thrive in every challenge.

In conclusion, Christa notes, generally speaking, how the human brain works best.  Scientists believe that’s when both right and left sides synchronize with each other.  Most noteworthy, the author applies this concept to encountering and experiencing Jesus:  Christa writes:

“When we try to logically convince ourselves to believe Scriptural precepts without learning to experience the Author, it’s . . . just not going to happen — especially when every heart on this earth has experienced deep amounts of tragedy — and God seemed absent, silent, distant, or unfaithful. . . .  As a believer, you must move from head knowledge about God to an intimate heart-relationship with Him — one in which you’re experiencing His presence, voice, and touch upon your life moment by moment.  You were created to live a lifestyle of encounter (emphasis author’s).”

Today’s question: What Bible verses, hymns, or Christian songs foster building your heart capacity with Jesus?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Our need for constant connection with God”

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