Is it soft?
Is it big?
What’s the condition of your heart?
Writing about the size of our hearts reminds me of one of the Glasser Family’s Christmas traditions. We watch ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” every year. The Grinch was very concerned about the size of his heart so he often measured it. He wanted a small heart so he wouldn’t feel anything or care about anybody else.
What about us?
Do we want a small heart? A hard heart?
God talks to me often in his Word about the condition of my heart. In Ezekiel 11, God tells me I must –
- turn away from focusing on what I want,
- lose my need for control,
- simplify my life so that I’m never too busy to spend time with God.
- change my priorities so that I can love him with all my heart, soul and mind.
When I do these things, God promises he will me give me an undivided heart – a heart centered on him and his love and his grace. He promises he will bring a new wind of his spirit into my life – giving my life purpose and meaning. He promises to replace my rebellious and self-centered heart with a heart devoted to obeying God.
I’ve been on this Journey Toward the Truth getting to know God through his Word for many years and, as the years accumulate, I see God transforming my heart. He is softening it and opening it up to the things he loves and cares about. He has brought a new, powerful wind of his spirit into my world, giving my life purpose and meaning. My heart has become undivided and centered on God.
What is the condition of your heart?
Please grow our hearts, Abba Father.