Dangers of a Hard Heart

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I can get stuck in my ways. The thought of something new, different or a change isn’t on my radar. My heart and mind can become closed to new possibilities. I think we are all that way. We get hardened in our heart and thoughts, immovable, and rigid. That lack of flexibility can be harmful to others and everything around us. I see a hardness of heart commonly in those who hold political positions. Moses and Aaron encountered a hardness of heart in Pharaoh. His stubbornness resulted in environmental disasters and ultimately loss of human life. Let’s hope our leaders soften their hearts and listen to the people of God in our day.

Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord had commanded. He raised his staff in the presence of Pharaoh and his officials and struck the water of the Nile, and all the water was changed into blood. The fish in the Nile died, and the river smelled so bad that the Egyptians could not drink its water. Blood was everywhere in Egypt. But the Egyptian magicians did the same things by their secret arts, and Pharaoh’s heart became hard; he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said. Instead, he turned and went into his palace, and did not take even this to heart. And all the Egyptians dug along the Nile to get drinking water, because they could not drink the water of the river. Exodus 7:20-24 NASB

Is there anything God is seeking to change in me, or around me? Am I listening to those God has placed in my life?

God, as this day begins- I pray that You continue to lead and guide. As this 40 day fast begins with the members of Crossroads, I pray we would be a spiritual encouragement to one another. May we see Your mighty hand move and do miracles and bring breakthroughs. I need Your wisdom and provision and blessing on the new endeavor. Also, I desire to see You reveal Yourself to each in my family in special ways.

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