"Show me Your strong love in wonderful ways, O Savior of all those seeking Your help against their foes. Protect me as You would the pupil of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings as You hover over me." Psalm 17:7-8

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tending Your Heart

Allow the Holy Spirit to Examine Your Heart
I mentioned in my last post that I would put up the Guidelines for Heart Tending I received following SOZO ministry.  I have also in another post given some basic information concerning SOZO for those who desire to know more.  Here are the guidelines:

Tending Your Heart – as a lifestyle!
Watch over (guard) your heart with all diligence for out of it flow the springs of life.”  (Proverbs 4:23)

To walk in your healing, be attentive to your heart.

Take note of:

Disappointment, discouragement, fear, loneliness, worry, anxiety, lust, anger, hatred, or anything that moves you out of peace and rest throughout the day.

If we do not fill that place with Jesus we invite attack (Matt. 12:43-45) and we will fill our hearts with something else.

Do not let your heart be troubled” (Amplified: ‘distressed’, ‘agitated’) (Jn. 14:1).  We can choose!

When we are moved from that place of security and rest, get into the presence of God, open your mind and heart to Him and ask:

            “Father what is this really about?  Listen and don’t discount what you receive.
“What am I believing here?

Stay with Him in that place.  Ask Him to speak to you about that place.

Recognize – admit and own the lie(s).

Renounce the lie(s) (loudly enough to hear yourself) and break off any ‘agreements’ with the enemy.

Repent for accommodating the lie and partnering with the enemy.
Ask forgiveness for how you have responded to your wound by self-protection, denial, self-comfort, etc…

Forgive and bless others where necessary.  Perhaps renounce the lie that God is the same way.

Receive!!  Ask what Father has for you in exchange.  Write it down.
Let it sink into and fill your heart.

Rejoice in what He has given you in exchange for the lie (loudly enough to hear yourself)!  Declare it over your life!  Thank Him and worship!

Healing in the Shadow,


  1. Thank you for sharing these guidelines for heart tending. I'm sure many will find them helpful.

  2. What cool pictures to illustrate tending to our hearts. I like the amplified's word choice for troubled. So happy God promises to take care of the heart's agitation.