Acceptable Hearts

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Psalm 19:14 (ESV)
Let the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight, O LORD,
my rock and my redeemer.

As noted yesterday, a grateful heart gleefully puddle-jumps through life. A resentful heart is like quicksand, pulling me further down with each step. A worried heart makes for a hard walk, breaking a path through knee-deep snow. An apathetic heart drags through hot desert sand, bored and thirsty. A hateful heart is a lava flow, first burning me, then cooling into lock-stepped stone.

Guess which heart rates God’s approving smile–grateful-heart

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2 Responses to Acceptable Hearts

  1. Actually, they ALL do, because our hearts are all of these in turn through our lives.

    • Shirlee Abbott says:

      I see your point, Andrew. But as a parent (I hope, a good parent), I sometimes let my kids struggle through hard times, because it strengthened their character. But I couldn’t bring myself to smile over it.

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