Luke 6:45

(I’m joining with Ann Voscamp’s Walk with Him Wednesday ¬†blogging community and sharing about a scripture verse I’ve memorized.)

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I’d always focused on the negative side of Luke 6:45: an unloving heart speaks hurtful words and makes people sad, or a silly heart says embarrassing¬†things, and on and on. So at some point, I decided to hide my hurtful words and my silly words, so my unloving and silly heart wouldn’t be found out and cause problems.

Of course, it didn’t work and just made me feel worse. What I really wanted was a heart that said loving words and words that weren’t embarassing.

A while ago, during the stress of comprehensive exams, I started doodling a story about Little Me and Jesus.

Little Me

Little Me took her heart to Jesus and something happened:

Little Me and New Heart

And then Jesus sent her on an adventure:

Little Me on an adventure

A few months ago, I read Luke 6:45 and realized that there was another side to the verse–the positive side–so I memorized it and it has been my prayer: that Jesus would give me the little glowing heart from my Little Me doodles so that it could be shared with others.

“The good woman out of the good treasure of the heart produces good…For it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.”

Only Jesus can give that abundance and does so with joy! And then he sends us on adventures….

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  • Oh, I love your doodles! And your perspective on this verse. Yes, too often I miss the positive side, too. Thanks for sharing.

  • I love those doodles, too. Thanks for sharing them! (So, when are you going to write and illustrate a book of them for my kids?)

  • susan

    Thank you, Kimberlee! You got me thinking…:-)

  • susan

    Thank you for visiting Lisa!