Good morning! Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
Today we testing ourselves with God's definition of "I will".
Jeremiah 32 v 39 I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them.
When we become useful to be used by God because we have totally surrendered our life to Him, whether we give Him ourselves all at once or whether it takes us many years, He will use us when He is Lord of our lives. The KJV of the verse reads v39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them. When we have placed our Faith in Jesus Christ being our Lord and Savior He is the one truth, the one way, the one heart given to us through the Holy Spirit. Then we will pray continually with the right prayers, we will never turn away from Him because our Faith is continually growing in the Holy Spirit given to us. The word heart in Hebrew in this verse is the word "bl" which is a noun, translated it is leb. It's definitions are: mind, knowledge, thinking, reflections memory and emotions. The mind you have will determine who it is given by. God says many times in Jeremiah, "I will make a new covenant, I will put my laws in their minds, I will teach them, I will be their God, I will forgive, I will build you up, I will lead them beside streams of water, I will bring them, I will turn their mourning into gladness, I will give them comfort, I will satisfy, I will watch over them, I will surely gather them, I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me, I will never stop doing good to them, I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know, and I will be their God. If we have faith in Him through Jesus Christ on the Cross being our blood sacrifice, all of this He will be doing for us, in us and all around us. Because we have been given our new singleness of heart, we will be praying more because our new heart requires it, because our new heart has given us fear of life without Him. He will do all this work in us so we can be His worker. Those of us that are His worker have been given the heart to pray and what to pray for, it has already been given to us through our new heart. We can pray all day with worthless empty words if the Holy Spirit is not praying and interceding for us; how then will he hear us? ( Jeremiah 15v19 Therefore this is what the Lord says: "If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; If you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.)We can not force what has not been given. We receive all that we have from Him. He will not hear us if we have continual sin in our lives because of other idols such as putting something else or craving something else before Him. This includes others and ourselves. If we continually hate people or choose the people we love, this is not revealing our new heart and His new wisdom and knowledge of Himself living in us. He gives us the Holy Spirit so we will be all that He has made us! We will be living our lives through His righteousness not making our own. Instead of preaching faithfulness, prayer, patience, godliness, sin, hell, hate, we will be preaching FAITH in Christ crucified because it by His by His gift of grace that we will be given the desire to pray and to live godly lives( 1 Corinthians 1v22 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God) We will be walking under his wings, we will be calling on Him for Him to show us what we need to hear and learn from Him, we will love others that hate us, we will forgive because He forgives and we will be doing all of this because of what He did for us on the Cross. We will because of what He did! We do not preach the steps we have to follow we preach we need to follow Him so we can follow the steps we need to follow. The steps He will put in our hearts if we are truly following Jesus Christ through faith in Him being our Lord. He will put that in our hearts, we will know Him because He will put His laws, his understanding, His inspiration, His self-control, and His motivation. All this will come with our new heart, the Holy Spirit if we are by faith feeding Him with all that He desires, and not feeding our sinful nature in what it desires. He will give us all the gifts of Himself so we can be His worker, His child, praying to our Father in the right way! Thank you Father for your endless grace we receive, it is sufficient for us to know how to live for you, so we can be your reborn children and receive the mind of your son or daughter through Jesus Christ. Without faith in Jesus Christ making us who we are, our fruits from the Holy Spirit will not be recognized, we will not be growing in His image and given the mind of Christ, how then will He use us? Read Jeremiah 31, 32 and 1 Corinthians 1 and 2.