What’s the condition of my heart? Big? Soft?
What’s the condition of your heart?
Writing about the size of our hearts reminds me of one of our 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 me and you?
God tells me often through his Word that he is concerned about the condition of my heart. He offers a remodel of my heart if I listen and do what he asks. This is what I hear when I read Ezekiel 11: 19 “I will give you an undivided heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
When I obey and keep my relationship with God as the first priority in my life, 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 growing in my knowledge and love for God through his Word for over 10 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 filling any emptiness. My heart has become undivided and focused on God.
What is the condition of your heart?
Please soften and grow our hearts, Abba Father