Living our days requires maintenance. Changing oil in the car, washing stains out of jeans, pulling weeds from the yard, scrubbing supper off the plates.
We schedule appointments for hair cuts, well checks, and teeth cleanings. There are pests to rid, floors to sweep, technology to update, and filters to change.
Life requires ongoing maintenance. Things wear out and lose effectiveness. This we know.
But what about heart maintenance?
“The life of the heart is a place of great mystery . . . In the end, it doesn’t matter how well we have performed or what we have accomplished – a life without heart is not worth living. For out of this wellspring of our soul flows all true caring and meaningful work, all real worship and all sacrifice. Our faith, hope, and love issue from this fount, as well. Because it is in our heart that we first hear the voice of God and it is in the heart that we come to know him and learn to live in his love.” Curtis, Brent, and John Eldredge. “The Lost Life of the Heart.” The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1997. 3-4. Print.
Friend, renewing your heart is a worthy endeavor because it is the place, the inner sanctuary, where you live with God. Christ not only dwells with you, but he is redesigning your thoughts, your character, your desires, and your activity to reflect his righteousness.
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May glimpses of grace renew you today,