By Jenny Harrison
A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin.
Proverbs 21:2-4 (NIV)
Well, here I go again! A good intention fell short, and the words I spoke that were intended to help sounded much better in my head than when they came out of my mouth. Sometimes, in my busyness, those I love the most are in a disadvantaged position as they are left with the mere remnants of my time and energy.
“But Jenny, even in your weakest moments I could never question your motives because I KNOW YOUR HEART!” These precious words have been spoken to me on more than one occasion by my Christian brother and shepherd at my church. His words of encouragement are a gift I shall always cherish.
God has also blessed me with family, friends, and a ministry team who grant love, second chances, and GRACE, GRACE, GRACE!
I see Christ in their eyes! I have grown emotionally and spiritually by their influence and pray each day I have blessed them half as much as they have blessed me.
Praise God that when my human and insignificant offerings fall short, I have a Father in Heaven who weighs my heart! Thank you Lord for those You have placed on earth who help me see Your gift more clearly. Precious Lord, I pray for constant revelation of arrogance and a prideful heart that hinders my relationship with You and cripples my witness to my fellow brothers and sisters.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Psalm 51:10-12 (NIV)
Copyright © 2015, Jenny Harrison, all rights reserved, Breath of Life Women’s Ministries. Images from Pinterest. Scripture from The Holy Bible, New International Version.