Thoughts on my heart tonight…

Sometimes my mind and heart fill with scriptures and I am encouraged throughout my days with reminders from God’s Word that have been hidden in my heart. I love those times when God speaks and we know He is compassionately reminding us that He is near. Tonight the words from 1 John 2:15-17 came to mind: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides for ever.”

The will of God is often a topic people speak of. I ask for God’s will to be done daily in prayer concerning our hearts, our minds, and the circumstances in our lives. Yet, scripture clarifies for us in many places certain aspects of God’s will for us that never change. I love Micah 6:8. It is one such verse: “He hath shown thee, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” If we would but ask before speaking or doing, ” is this just, is this loving, is this walking humbly with God?” Consider the grace that would emanate from our lives and the honor and glory the Lord would receive.

God’s Word is a living word. I pray it will always be alive and active in me, along with God’s gracious spirit discerning for me the right path for my feet to follow all my days. As I’m raising my young son, I could ask for nothing more than for him to be made and kept righteous in the sight of God, for his heart to be fully devoted and his mind to be pure throughout his life. I have committed my heart’s desire to prayer and trust the Lord to answer all prayers that are prayed according to His good and perfect will.

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