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Elder Twanna House shared:
"Be Still, My Heart"

When it comes to matters of the heart, I had my ups and downs. Yes, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me at times. When wisdom said to wait, my heart said go for it.  As a result, I had to endure the heartache, pain, and depression that followed.

I could say that the enemy led me to make these poor choices in love. But the truth is my heart played its own little game:  deception.  The word of God in Jeremiah 17:9 says,  “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” We, in ourselves, are not fully aware of all that is in our hearts.

Here’s the good news. I remember that God has given me a comforter in the Holy Spirit. Just when I want to give into my feelings, I remember I have help.  “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” – John 16:13

I must admit that my heart has deceived me more often than not. But experience has taught me it is better to listen to wisdom and follow it. Be still with your heart. Do not go on your feelings. Let the Lord lead you into His truth.

 

More about Elder Twanna House
Elder Twanna House is the wife, mother of three, and the Elect-Lady of Alabaster Box Christian Ministries, Inc. in Pensacola, FL. She is a true example of a virtuous woman and maintains a spirit of excellence. She teaches the Word of God in a relevant manner that can be applied to everyday life. She is a survivor of severe depression after a 30-year battle and has been walking in deliverance ever since. She also serves as Executive Administrator for Alabaster Box Christian Ministries, Inc. and General Secretary for the Followers of Jesus Christ Fellowship of Churches. She also is the creator/author of "The Chronicles of a Strange Girl" and founder of Beacon of Hope Empowerment Group, an organization dedicated to empowering and advocating for those who struggle with mental illness. Elder House is currently working on her Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from Troy University. In all, Elder House is very humbled for everything that God has graciously afforded her and have been allowed to experience in life. “I have learned that I do not have to limit myself at all. My hope is that my life can encourage people to be who they are in God. Don't be afraid to stand out. Ultimately, what He has desired for your life is best. Once you embrace that idea, your life becomes that much more fulfilling."
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