"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21 NIV
I thought I would simply be changing the name of my blog to "Heart-Filled Moments." But as I chewed on this idea for a long time, it became evident to me that the Lord wanted me to change something different--the direction of my heart.
I wanted a new blog name. Something fancy. Something feminine. Something that would catch the reader's eye and heart. The Lord, however, wanted to catch my heart and draw me closer to Him. I have felt His tug as I listened with a hungering heart to our Women's summer Bible Study, "Annointed, Transformed, and Redeemed."
This week Beth Moore spoke ardently through the video about our lives being transformed by God. "God is not interested in just adjusting our lives," she said. He wants us transformed."
She implored us to NOT think that transformation could come from any good idea we have or any effort on our part. Transformation takes place only when the work is done by the Lord. The change is so out of our realm of ability that it is evident to ourselves and others that only God could have changed us so dramatically.
I left Bible Study last Tuesday night wanting to drench myself in God's word. My soul hungered to read chapters, not just verses, simply for the pleasure of being in His word and His presence.
As I change the title of this blog, I need to pursue God and make sure that this is not just my good idea but that the change is something He desires from the title to the writing.
I liked the way The Message translates this section of Matthew that talks about our heart and its treasures.
"Don't hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or--worse!~stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it's safe from moth and rust and burglars. It's obvious, isn't it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being." Matthew 6:19-21 The Message (c) 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved. Published by NAVPress
From My Heart to Yours,
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