Here’s My Heart

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This morning I am thankful. I’m walking into my sixth year with the Lord and marveling at what a sweet, powerful work He has done in my world. In my heart. From the beginning, maybe because I met Him in a time of intense gratitude, it’s been easy to hand over my heart. And easy to take His.

Jesus seems above all else interested in the condition of His bride’s heart. He longs for sincere relationship. He delights in actions that are born out of a true desire to relate to and please Him, not the people around us. Our walk with Him should be full of joy, even when it’s not easy.

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
~Jesus, John 10:10

We’ve spent thousands of years focusing on and treating symptoms instead of addressing the source of the issue. Whether it’s “good” or “bad”, WHY are you doing what you are doing? How is your heart?

Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:23

There is a mindset that God detests. It’s been hard to wrap my mind around that because I prefer to focus on His love for all people. But here:

“For forty years I loathed that generation,
And said they are a people who err in their heart,
And they do not know My ways.
~God, Psalm 95:10

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
~Jesus, Matthew 23:27-28

When He talks like this, it’s to people who know Him only “on paper”, who may be walking through the desert but are grumbling the entire time. Who may be behaving perfectly and checking off all the right boxes, but it’s only out of show or fear. He wants sincerity in His relationships. Don’t we all?

It was just a nice reminder today stay focused on keeping my heart pure. It’s my favorite thing about Us.