Jeremiah 31:33 I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Written on our Hearts

So – I think I can safely say that many of us have developed different habits during these last years.  Some have been healthy and good for us, good for our souls, and others – have just ended up taking up our time in ways that don’t serve us well.  I know – it’s cliché to say we spend too much time on our phones.  But, I know I do.  It’s like I spent so much more time in silence than I wanted to, that now I am constantly looking to be surrounded by words from people, on podcasts or on social media.  I tell myself it keeps me learning, or at least laughing, but in truth, I think I need to rediscover my ability to just be in spaces of quiet.

That’s why these words got me thinking this morning.  If what’s written on our hearts is about how we spend our time, our attention, our love, well then I wonder, what do you think is written on your heart? We tend to think of our hearts as the core, the soul, the center of our being.  What is at the center of who we are? Are we shouting over the God whose voice is written there, telling us that we are loveable, capable, valuable, forgiven, empowered, reconciled by the love of God?

Prayer:  Help me to spend some time today Lord, listening to the words that you have written on my heart.  Amen

Reflection Questions:

  • Close your eyes and imagine your heart – and what God has written on it. What do you see?
  • What do you need to put down, to pick up a habit of listening to God’s love for you?
  • What word do you believe might God be wanting you to hear today?