As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the Word, so that you may grow up in your salvation. I Peter 1:8
Morning Prayer, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: HEART CHECK
Father God, create in me a clean heart and a pure spirit. Amen
“The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.” Jeremiah 17:9-10 (MSG)
"Start your day with a clean heart; end your day with a revived mind!” We are told in Jeremiah 17:9, "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure." Here we are thinking it is the body that should be our main focus in life when God thinks it should be our heart. Too many of us put a whole lot of emphasis on appearances. Everywhere you look there are advertisements on fixing your appearance. In fact, we have become fixated by it. The Bible tells us that God is not concerned with our appearance. A fixed up appearance will not get us on His good side. God's concern is with our heart. He wants to know that I am treating others with kindness, showing love to my brother, and doing unto others as I would have them do unto me. That all comes from my heart. Heart check. What does your heart look like? More importantly, what is coming out of it? Is it showing the Fruits of the Spirit? Just as the doctors like to do a physical heart check on us as we get older, we should from time to time do a spiritual heart check to make sure what is coming out of us is pleasing to God.
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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.." John 3:16