A Window to the Heart

Who is there that would have a heart, yet has not known an incision or two?

Who is there who still has a heart to know Jesus more?

Rev. John Flavel (1628-1691) was an Oxford trained clergyman and staunch puritan. He wrote of the human heart (among many other subjects and volumes) in Keeping the Heart.

He was a man far too familiar with suffering. Yet, the cry that remained within to his Lord was:

Oh, for a better heart! 
Oh, for a heart to love God more, to hate sin more, to walk more humbly with God. LORD, do not deny me such a heart, whatever Thou deny me; give me a heart to fear Thee, to love Thee, to delight in Thee and to be zealous for Thy glory. Amen

'Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord Himself, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.’ (Isaiah 12:2)

The heart's true intents bleed clearest when punctured by the arrows of ongoing pain.

Today's Soul Snippet:

"There are parts of the Bible that cause me difficulty, but none that cause me doubt." ~ anon

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