| This past Sunday I ministered a message to my congregation that I believe was profound and pertinent for those in struggling relationships. As I began to prepare this sermon, I prepared a questionnaire for my family. I asked my wife and son’s this question. “Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who had a divided heart?” . I listened intently as each person began to unravel their personal experience and expose their pain. As they expounded on their experience, I reflected on my past circumstances; for I too have experienced the dissolution from individuals with a divided heart.
Being connected to a person that has a divided heart is one of the most excruciating phenomenon’s that can penetrate the human soul. It’s a haunting refrain, equivalent to a Freddie Kruger’s nightmare. When you have opened up your heart strings to another human-being, you expect them to behave. Yet, there are those in the human race that operate from a disposition of ulterior motive and hidden agenda. This professional hypocrisy is loathsome at best and evil. Its malicious renderings can leave a person feeling empty, humiliated, embarrassed, frustrated, and angry. There is a scripture in the Bible that gives credence to this evaluation. His speech is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords (Psalms 55:21). This scripture reveals that we can be associated with a person, and their motive for you, with you, by you, may not be honorable.
A divided heart is a fearful disease of and unhappy soul. It’s roots are evil and branches are double-minded, inconsistent and unstable in all his ways. If you are connected to a person, place, or thing that is divided, you can be sure of one thing it will not stand; for a house divided against itself cannot stand. However, if we can conclude this memo about the human race, how do you think God feels about his children, when their heart is divided towards Him? I’ll answer that question on the next Blog……