Sony’s Thoughts: The Window to Your Heart
“Friend, how would you feel if your heart were made with a window on each side so that all could see not just outward charm but detected inward harm?” ~ sung by James Blackwood
“If my heart were a window you could look through, oh, the pain and scars you would see.” ~ Dottie Rambo
For the southern gospel fan, these songs are very familiar. You’ve probably listened to them and sung them countless times but have you ever stopped to think about the fact that your heart does have a window? Maybe it’s too murky for others to see through but God has a way of seeing past the image we try to convey to the root of our souls.
Sometimes, you may not even want to see your heart but I encourage you to be brave enough to ask God to show you what’s really there. Have you convinced yourself you’re a good person while lying hidden in the depths is bitterness, anger, conceit, lust, etc.? This is not a good place to be. David cried out, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24). If this is not genuinely your prayer, your heart is not clean as it should be.
“Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in His holy place? He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation” (Psalm 24:3-5). I for one need God’s blessings in my life. How about you?