Too often, our thoughts, feelings, choices, and prayers flow from our fallen perspectives that see ourselves in pretense. This is due to our own self-restoration programs that attempt to unlock ourselves from the prison of pride from the outside in. The Restore Your Heart Chart is a tool for us to see ourselves, not with the clouded perspectives of others, nor from our own clouded perspectives, but from God’s authentic, crystal clear perspective of 20/20 vision.
You can remember it easily. Divide a journal page into five columns: Time, Thoughts, Feelings, Choices, and Prayers. Underneath Time, record the reading of the clock when you encounter a destructive thought. Under Thoughts, write down the destructive thought. Under Feelings, write the emotions that resulted from that thought. Underneath Choices, write down the choice you made regarding the specific thought and its corresponding emotion. Finally, under Prayers, take that thought captive and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). Pray, “I can’t. You can.” Experience God’s restoration of your heart.
For more, watch The Restoration with Mitch Kruse, Episode 9: Restoring the Four Chambers of our Hearts.
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