Friday, May 31, 2013

Word of the Day... May 31, 2013

“The heart is more deceitful than all else
And is desperately sick;
Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9

I can’t tell you how many times I have talked to someone and they have told me that they are going to follow their heart.  Or they will say, in my heart I know it is the right thing to do. Yet the Bible tells us that the heart is devious and dishonest and it shouldn’t be trusted.

There are times when you do what you feel is right in your heart and everything turns out okay, and yet there are times when it turns out all wrong.  If you are solely relying upon your heart or your emotions, you are leaving yourself open for hurt and deception.  If you take what you feel in your heart and test it to the Word of God, you will be making choices that are built on a solid foundation.

After all “who can know the heart?” we as humans cannot.  Only God can.  God knows our hearts.  He is able to know why we do the things we do and the motives behind them. The Bible tells us that the Lord does not see as man sees; man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.

I love this verse in Psalm 51:10-11

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

This is a good scripture to start off each day with.  To start with a clean heart and the Holy spirit within each of us.  That is a Simply Heavenly way to start each day!


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