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Intention - David Mitts

"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You. (Isa 26:3)
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Faith is the definition of the inner conversation of our heart. Our heart is activated in a positive, Godly direction by gratitude. We live in the atmosphere of heaven which is of blessing. As we just spoke about, blessing is always available to us as our inheritance as children of the King, our Father and God. Part of the adventure of life, which brings true liberty, is to live in the awareness in our heart and mind of the Voice of God and live inside an open and questioning heart. Questions and interactions with the Spirit that is God in us, brings us into joy, righteousness, and peace. The Apostle Paul instructs:
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Rom 14:17)
To enhance our experience of the kingdom reality, I want to discuss and engage with the intentions of our heart. The …

Faith’s Ground of Being: The Blessing - David Mitts

Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth." (Gen 1:26-28)
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We have been sharing the foundation of faith is an inner conversation in our heart. We know that we can transform the foundation we live out of by a new listening, new sh’ma. Revisiting Deuteronomy 6:4-5, we see that listening is the key to loving.
"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! "You shal…

Faith- Learning to live in the Question - David Mitts

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Heb 4:12)

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Faith is the inner conversation of our heart that frames our world. Mostly we think of the conversation as an interaction between ourselves and the voice or voices that direct our lives. We think and act on that thinking. In this way, who we are, is expressed in our actions which reflect our thinking. The term we use to express this dynamic is character. Our character is the outward manifestation of the inward impressions in our hearts that are “who” we are. We are defined in very real terms by who we are in terms of what we do.

For example, a “good husband” does certain actions that arise out certain thoughts which are the inner conversation of the heart and reflect what is that …

Who am I?- Healing the image in our soul - David Mitts

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. (Jas 1:23-24)
Click here to listen to "Who am I?- Healing the image in our soul " We have been, over the past few weeks, looking at the inner conversation that frames our world, what the Bible calls faith. Every person lives by the inner conversation of their heart. The conversation of our heart will come from one of 2 sources, summarized by the names of 2 trees in the garden of Eden. One is known by the name: The Knowledge of Good and Evil. The other tree is known by the name: Life!

We know from the account recorded in Genesis 3 that Adam and Eve, our ancestors were forbidden from partaking of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. We also know that they were deceived by the serpent in violating that instruction of their loving Father with a temptation…

Metanoia the Foundation of Faith - David Mitts

and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." (Mar 1:15)

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Yeshua is the conversation of God, what we call the “Word” made flesh. A conversation is about both speaking and listening. The challenge with living in the theological construct of the “logos” is that it is an entity equivalent with creation and what undergirds it. 
While this is certainly true and scripturally sound thinking it tends to lose the intimate life of the conversation of God.The Big picture tells us that everything was made by God speaking. Hebrews 11:3:
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. (Heb 11:3)
This is a power verse. We see the impact of the conversation, the speaking of God, which brings the visible from the invisible. This is the macro view, the Big Picture! God speaks an…

Faith, Gratitude and Provision - David Mitts

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (Joh 10:10)
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There is perhaps no issue that strikes at the heart of our faith, the inner conversation of our heart than provision. Provision goes beyond the money in our accounts or the home we live in, the job we work at or the family we are blessed to be a part of. In its purest form, provision is the outcome of the god we serve.What is a god really?Isn’t a “god” a perceived source of provision, of power? Since the beginning man has been in search of power. We see this played out in the Garden with the encounter with the serpent.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?" The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garde…

Gratitude and Unshakable Faith - David Mitts

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; (Hebrews 12:28)
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We have been sharing about faith, the inner conversation of our heart that determines our lives. This conversation is often called thinking.
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, but his heart is not with you. (Pro 23:7)
In Hebrew, the word translated as “thinking” in our heart that determines our being, or our isness, how we define ourselves and our lives, is “sha-ar”.The word picture definition is of opening a gate. The idea is that there are gates or boundaries to our hearts and our thoughts. These are in place by definitions. As we “define” reality we enclose it in those gates, those thoughts. This is where we get the concept of “opening our mind”.
Jim Richards uses the term, “boundaries of the heart”…