A friend asked me a number of years ago ‘How is your heart?’ I had never been asked that before and I don’t think I really understood what was meant by the question. God sure did! God knew I needed to have that question asked of me and has been shaping the answer in my life ever since.
She also shared Deuteronomy 30:6
The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
Various Authors. Holy Bible (NIV) (New International Version) (Kindle Locations 8491-8492). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
It was interesting reading this verse and ‘daring’ to ask how this could apply to me or should apply for me. God has shown me heaps about my heart – my attitude, my lack of love, and my ‘need’ for control. As the word ‘circumcised’ implies, there was pain but I am so thankful to have been and continue to be on this journey … so thankful for the healing that has occurred.
So ‘How is your heart?’ As you seek to do life, as you seek to be involved in ministry, as you seek to be a daughter, perhaps a mum, a sister, a friend, a coach, a mentor and most importantly a daughter of God, how is your heart? Is being a Christian just an external thing? How are you going in the intimacy of your relationship with God? Are you open to the circumcision of your heart?