People tell me I have a beautiful heart. They should only know. The Bible says the heart is deceitfully wicked. God knows. The beautiful heart people see in me is the heart God gave me. I had a broken heart. God gave me a new one.
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When I don’t take good care of my new heart, it can end up broken all over again. The Bible teaches me to guard my heart so it doesn’t get filled up with wickedness again. When I find I have not guarded my heart and I see all that old junk back in there again, I get rid of it.
God didn’t give me a new heart to live my old way of living. He gave me a new one so I can live like His daughter who lives to glorify His name.
Sometimes my heart gets broken by the world again. Then I lay my heart in God’s hands and let Him heal and comfort me.
When people see my beautiful heart, I get to tell them how I got it and how I take care of it. I got it from God, and He helps me keep it beautiful so the world won’t just see my beautiful heart. The world will get to see where my heart came from. The world will get to see Him. Everything good and beautiful people see in me is from Him.
Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26 NASB
Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23 NASB
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:17 NASB
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9 KJV
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