Good day to you all, grace and peace from God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:37 Now when they
heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the
rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Repent and be
baptized everyone one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of
sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto
you, and to your children, to all that are far off, even as many as the Lord
our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort saying,
save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received
his word were baptized; and the same day there were added unto them about three
My heart through the years of my life has been pricked many
times. When I was young and older my heart was pricked with joy, and love when
I would spend time with my family, and my heart would prick with sadness when
my voice did not matter and I was ignored.
When I got older my heart would prick in lust when a boy
looked at me a certain way, or paid attention to me for any reason. There were
times I accomplished something my heart would prick with pride, and when my
accomplishments were recognized by others my heart would also prick with pride.
My heart would also be harden with sadness because it had a lack of acceptance
when I was not seen or my
accomplishments were not recognized.
My heart was also pricked with insecurities, guilt, shame,
and self-piety from the sin that covered it with lack of hope of it ever being
cleansed. So I hid my insecure, guilt, shame and self-piety in my heart with
false behaviors and things.
When I began buying my own clothes, places to live, and
transportation my heart would also prick with pride. My heart was pricked with a different love,
and joy when I met my true life mate.
Then when I had children my heart began to prick with joy,
pride, and fulfillment for many reasons. Then I noticed their hearts were being
pricked for the same reasons in life that my heart was being pricked. My heart
began being pricked whenever I spent time with them no matter how or when. Then
their accomplishments began to make my heart prick with pride and joy. My heart
was pricked of sadness when they were sad. My heart would come enraged with
anger when others ignored them, slandered them, and my heart would want to get
My heart was also pricked with sadness throughout my life
when I began thinking something may happen to my loved ones, they may leave
this world, grow away from me, or me them, and start their own lives without me
daily. My heart would be pricked with sadness of me not being remembered or me
not remembering them.
John 14:1 Do not let
your hearts be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s
house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to
prepare a place for you.
Then one day my heart was pricked by Jesus and all the other
pricks seemed like a shadow because His prick of my heart took me to a place I
had never seen or heard more clearly before. He gave me a new heart above this
world into his invisible world, a world I could not see as I see and hear in
his world. A world He could only give me the ears to hear, and the eyes to see.
His new heart came with his acceptance and grace that
balanced out this world with His purpose and plan. My new heart is full of a
peace with contentment in all things this life held from the past, in the present,
and in the future. My heart was bran new, cleansed, and lifted up perfectly.
He always will listen and give me what I need. He will
fulfill this life with abundance according to what is best for me. He renews my mind with His wisdom that
surpasses my own wisdom and the wisdom of this world. Sin, self-piety, folly,
and pride in myself, had no control over me any longer.
My heart is now pricked by sadness when people ignore Him,
and turn away from Him as I did most of my life. I am sure many times my Lord’s
heart was pricked when I turned away from Him, as His heart in me now is
saddened by those who turn away from Him.
He cares perfectly for what I care for. I began noticing when
He pricked my heart I needed to listen, and heed what He was saying over all
other voices because His new heart outweighed any other prick of my old heart
of stone against him had. I was free
from this world, I did not have to listen to its calling me, and wanting me to
follow it. The worry, sorrow, and things
of this world that gave me joy, and sorrow that would come and go took a back
seat, and He gave me joy in all relationships and circumstances that no one, or
curcumstance could take away.
He was creating me,
and molding me to be One with the Father as He was one with the Father, and with
Him there would be no trouble in my new heart he could not overcome. I wanted
to follow Him and His new heart He gave me it was real and the truest heart
that fitted me perfectly.
Ezekiel 11:19 I shall
give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you: and I will
take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh:
That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them; and
they shall be my people, and I will be there God. But has for them that walk after the heart of
their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way
upon their own heads, saith the Lord God.
Have you ever noticed your heart being pricked? What pricks
it with joy, what lifts it up, and what brings it down? Is your heart being led
by the world and what is in it, or do you have a new heart that is led by the
Holy Spirit of God that takes your heart past this world into His presence?
Nothing in this world can separate you from Jesus pricking
your Heart except what you let in above Him. Who, and what things do you want
to prick your heart?
John 16:33 These things
I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall
have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.
Today if your heart is being pricked by Jesus, and believe me
you would know because the prick of your heart is the Holy Ghost that takes you
past this world, you can be one of those that gladly receive His word and
receive His presence like the crowd did when Peter spoke of Him, and their
hearts were pricked. He was the one that pricked their hearts to change wanting
his heart. You can as they did repent and be baptized as a symbol of the Holy
Ghost separating you from this world into His, and you gladly will if He has
truly called you.
His peace and love always.