An Uncommon Heart
Not one has escaped, none are scot-free - we have fallen in love with sin, all ignorant to its true character.
... he who has suffered in the body has finished with sin. (1 Peter 4:1)
How could the apostle Peter write this?
How could he be so bold, how does suffering cause the believer to be done with sin?
Well - it is a matter of the heart. For it is from suffering the thirst to sin is replaced by the thirst for the Lord. A common heart now becomes an uncommon heart, because it tastes an uncommon thirst.
Suffering is the path to redemption.
It is from pain that I learn sin is demanding, commanding, controlling, relentless, injurious and never satisfying. None of its promises of delight and freedom will sin keep.
Pain turns the heart away from its cause. Pain points the heart to a haven, the safe refuge, the place where pain is no more.
Such a place is only the lap of the Lord. Upon the Lord's knees, sitting in His presence sin holds little allure, and I find He owns the beautiful peace that is heaven. This may not be seen from earth, but the uncommon heart now surely feels it.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God alone; my hope comes from him. (Psalm 62:4)
Today's Soul Snippet:
“Prayers are like true love, they have no limits of distance.” ~ anon
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