"I actually watched you melt when you came to our house. I almost heard your heart slow down to a gentle beat."
Recently I read these words, penned in response to someone's visit to a friend's home. It got me thinking. Other people can either cause our icy, hurting hearts to become even more frigid or the warmth of their love and acceptance can begin to melt our cold, cold hearts. The words from an old Hank Williams song came to mind. "Why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart."
What effect do your words and actions have on others? Can your words, fitly spoken, begin to melt an icy heart? Or, does your deportment actually cause others to freeze up more? Let's determine, by the enabling of God's Holy Spirit, to be people who warm the hearts of others and actually cause their racing hearts to slow down!
"Father, may my life bring warmth, love, acceptance and forgiveness to those I rub shoulders with on my journey 'home'. I pray this in Jesus' strong name! AMEN"
This reminds me of a verse of scripture I've been using in prayer for a situation where my own words would not come . . . God said to the Israelites through the prophet Ezekiel, "I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh".ReplyDelete
Our job is to love, accept, and forgive...and pray for God to work his miracles in the lives of those who need more than a softening of heart, but they may also need God to perform a 'spritual transplant'.