What characterizes an “orphaned heart”. An orphaned heart is nothing more really than a heart that feels alone, unloved, & outside looking in. Our earthly fathers give us significance, and our mothers provide us with nourishing love. If we have deficits in either of these areas, we are living our lives somewhat like an orphan, and we are in need of a true homecoming.
Let’s take the test!
Do you find yourself thinking or acting in any of these ways;
manipulative blaming lying
competitive (overly) hording bullying
name dropping stealing selfish
striving independent greedy
hopeless helpless slandering
secretive critical shyness
obnoxious using others (my needs met) shamed
angry suspicious unloved
inferiority complex superiority complex
Do you have someone in your life that will help you identify these areas?
Would you welcome someone speaking into your life in this way?
Titus 3:3-7 really spells it out for us that the 1st century church struggled with “orphaned hearts” in a similar way that we do 2000 years later! Paul describes to Titus some of the same characteristics listed above, and says that “when the kindness and love of God appeared”, we were made righteous through Jesus, and we were “justified by His grace”, causing us to become heirs in the Kingdom of Heaven. How would you like to move from living as an orphan to living as an heir with Jesus. If you would like to know more about moving from an “orphaned heart to a heart of sonship, go to www.freedomquestinternational.org Contact us for personal prayer ministry, schedule an encounter in your city, or send us an email to let us know your thoughts or inquiries.
Suggested reading; From Spiritual Slavery to Spiritual Sonship_Jack Frost
Orphans to Heirs_Mark Stibbe