(I’m joining with Ann Voscamp’s Walk with Him Wednesday blogging community and sharing about a scripture verse I’ve memorized.)
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 took her heart to Jesus and something happened:
And then Jesus sent her 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….