Got to thinking about hearts with the gallery of heart-cards filling shelves at the gift store. At that fine moment I was only thinking of how a sweet verse would encourage my Valentine . . . he needs encouragement right now. Me too, so I looked in my Bible and found too many hundreds of verses to look up.
Interestingly though, I found the word heart in the original language is kardia, the chief organ of physical life. But the heart of the matter is not only cardiac, but also the rational and emotional part of life that holds hidden springs . . .
Because it holds the secret of who we are.
Who. We. Are. That’s everything.
And don’t you think we take our heart for granted? We give it away and in a heartbeat it can betray us if we don’t guard it tight.
Our heart, no bigger than a fist, loves, breaks, heals, frets, all the while it beats about 100,000 times to get us through one day at a time . . . like God’s grace, so sufficient.
And yet, my heart seems to get exposed in the fretfulness of life and sometimes smothers the grace.
God not only wants our whole heart – He wants our heart whole.
So may we entrust our whole (broken) heart to the One who loves us and fills it with the only truth that can change it . . .
Watch over your heart with all diligence for from it flows the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23
. . . for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
For the word of God is living and sharper than a two-edged sword, piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12