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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: A Clean Heart

on August 14, 2013

thought about last week’s verse many times, especially when my hands were busy with something like doing the dishes.  But without having the verse in front of me, it was hard to actually memorize.  So I’ve copied it onto an index card and taped it to my computer monitor.  I will keep working on it this week.

As I will talk more about on Saturday, how we relate to our husbands, how we handle money, and pretty much anything we do, is a reflection of what is going on in our hearts.   We can try harder to “do better,” but without true heart change, trying to alter our behavior can be like yo-yo dieting.  We’re “good” for a while, then we go back to our old ways.  It’s frustrating and discouraging.

We need God to transform us from the inside out.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.  Psalm 51:10

What Bible verses have been transformational for you?  How has Scripture changed your way of thinking and doing?


4 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: A Clean Heart

  1. El says:

    The scripture that gripped my heart about six months ago was Proverbs:16:9 ” A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”

    You know me I am a planner…got have a plan. I was so frustrated with how things were happening in our lives. But this verse brought me back to the fundamental truth that we have to trust God, he is ordering our steps. God knows what he is doing. He wants only the best for me. He is preparing me.

    Recently (like early this morning) I was again frustrated and couldn’t sift through the noise of the world. The doubt, mistrust, fear and need to fix things was heavy in my heart/mind. Thank you for sharing this message of a “Clean Heart”. It brought me back center and reminds me that I am not to worry because God is leading me on this journey for upcoming blessing.
    Thank You

    • wisdom4wives says:

      Thank you for sharing E. Even though God has come through so many times in so many incredible ways, I still worry, as if the latest circumstance somehow has taken Him by surprise. But like you said, He knows what He’s doing, and it’s best for me! ❤

  2. harmarwa says:

    What a great analogy: without a true heart change, altering our behavior is like yo-yo dieting, which never works! And often you end up heavier after yo-yo-ing than when you began.

    • wisdom4wives says:

      One of my yo-yos is yelling at the kids. 😦 Like Paul said in Romans 7, “I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.” And it comes from anger and impatience. God is slow to anger with me. May He make me the same way towards my precious little people.

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