1/17/11

The Tablet of Your Heart

"Those who are steadily learning how to love are enabled to do this because the very love of God, Himself, has been put into our hearts." - Eugenia Price

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and good name
in the sigh of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
-Proverbs 3:3-6 NIV

What is written on my heart? As I look inside, examine my heart, I see many, many things. I see scars where I have been hurt, disappointed, and abandoned (by people). I see healing, where God has mended those scars. I see love and grace that has miraculously been bestowed to me. I see a heart that longs to follow God. When is says "let love and faithfulness never leave you" - I don't think that it means my  love or my faithfulness - but God's. As I draw near to God, I do so at times in desperation to just survive the hard things. And sometimes I draw near to Him because I am just in Love with Him!  I see Him clearly (His faithfulness, mercy, judgment, love, etc) and want to be loved by Him more dearly! :)