Posts by Mary Haynes

Righteousness

Instruments of Righteousness – Part I

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Instruments of Righteousness The word “righteousness” represents any conformity to a standard, whether that standard has to do with the inner character of a person, or the abject standard of accepted law. When speaking of a person, it means someone who is upright or virtuous, displaying integrity, purity of life, […]

negative memories

Walking in Newness of Life: Erases Negative Memories, Part I

~ Matters of the Heart ~ Memories Memories: Give our soul the ability of retaining, remembering, and recalling past experiences. So memories can be times of joy, excitement, fun, hope, and love…but they can also be negative memories of stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, hopelessness, and loss. Transforming Negative Memories We want to transform these negative […]

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 […]

stronghold

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. […]

prophetic words

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? […]