Posts by Mary Haynes

feelings

Emotions are Important, but Fruit is Necessary

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Emotions are Important, but Fruit is Necessary Human emotions give us feelings. These natural feelings, or emotions, can cause us to recognize our human side, but the Fruit of the Spirit is what we are to grow into, because it recognizes God in us. In Galatians Chapter 5, it speaks […]

pride

Pride: Are You Thinking More or Less of Yourself

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Pride Proverbs 16:18 (NASB) “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling (fall).” Pride means: Strong’s 1342/1346: arrogance, pomp, proud, swelling Destruction means: Strong’s from 7665/7667: ruin, affliction, breach, breaking, vexation Destruction: the process of destroying, the condition of having been destroyed. Haughty means: Strong’s 1361: elation, […]

strongholds

How Do We Break Strongholds?

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Negative Strongholds can be broken through spiritual warfare. What are the weapons of our warfare? Psalm 105:1-3 “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name: make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; talk about His wondrous works! Glory in His […]

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Uprooting the Thorns of Strongholds

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Proverbs 21:22 (NKJV) “A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the trusted stronghold.” Confrontation It would seem lately that there is much flying around in conversations and relationships, and wow is it disheartening! Last year I talked about offences and what they do to […]

prophetic word

How to Examine Your Prophetic Word – Part 2

~ Matters of the Heart ~ So far, we have established that we can hear God’s voice for ourselves and others. Also, this word must be valued. We know that prophetic words are not a “FIX ALL.” And so we are accountable to search out a word, pray into it, and wait upon the Lord with it. […]

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What Do You Do With Your Prophetic Words?

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Last month we talked about hearing God’s voice. He still speaks to us today. You can hear it for yourself or someone can speak to you through prophetic words. Now I’d like to share with you how to oversee those words. We will look at how you best establish what is a present […]

Voice

Hearing the Voice of God

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Consider: There are many ways to hearing the voice of God. You can hear it in music, by reading the Bible, listening to a sermon; but did you know you can also hear it by someone speaking encouraging words into your life that only you and God would know? […]

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Servant Leader or Controlling Leader – Part 2

Last month we discussed how to recognize a true servant leader and a controlling leader. Both are far different from each other, but are easy to spot when you truly look. It’s important to know the leadership you place yourself under, because you will begin to lead in the same way. When you ignore needed […]

servant leader

Servant Leader or Controlling Leader – Part 1

The Centurion In Matt. 8:5-10 a centurion pleads with Jesus, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus tells him, “I will come and heal him.” Jesus marveled at his answer: “The centurion answered and said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. But only speak […]

offense

Offense, A Deadly Poison – Part 2

We know that offense is Satan’s number one weapon against us, and he uses it through deception.  When scripture talks about a strong city, it is referring to the walls that were built around a city to protect it. When we become offended, we build walls to protect our hearts; these walls are called strongholds. […]