What are you wearing over your shoulder today? A fashionable diaper bag? Leather Purse? Your child’s backpack? Perhaps a cute tote bag or functional recycle bag because you’re off to Trader Joe’s to do some shopping. You are heading somewhere today and though whatever you are carrying contains the contents of absolute must-haves, it doesn’t define you any more than your clothes, shoes or hairstyle. What are you carrying in your heart today? What is coming out that might be reflecting what’s inside? (Sometimes, it’s a mixed bag!) “As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.” Proverbs 27:19 Today, take a few minutes to reflect, pray and ask God to reveal the condition of your heart. He has a gentle yet honest way of showing us through His love and grace the aspects of our heart that we might want to examine, continue to carry or perhaps, trade in. And trade-ins or exchanges are good things! But with God, you don’t need the receipt. He gives His love, transformation and salvation, freely. Your heart can be filled with true treasures–no matter how stylish the purse you’re sportin’.
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26
“I will run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32
“Search me, Oh God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” Psalm 139:23