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2.23.2021 – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

I woke up around 2:30 AM this morning…

half asleep

And words were just bursting and flowing into my heart—phrases and realizations… and I began hearing them “written out” in my mind.

Rather unusual for me at that hour…

And once I was able to wake up, fully, I jotted down a note in my phone so that I would be able to remember it all when I came to the table this morning.

So here it is…

God always goes to the root…

He goes straight to the “heart of the matter.” 💝

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”—Proverbs 4:23

He doesn’t just “medicate” us with a quick-fix “medication” that just keeps covering up the deeper issues.

God is often not about a “quick fix” when it comes to the deeper issues…

Because He knows,

that sometimes a “quick fix” is not the best that He has for us.

He knows that a “quick fix” is not what we necessarily need.

And it’s not because He’s “withholding” something from us…

It’s because He loves us enough,

to really mend us where we need mending.

to unravel us where we need unraveling.

to show us what we need to see, and to teach us what we need to learn.

to heal us where our brokenness needs healing.

In the deepest way.

He’s often more into the “journey“…. 🏃🏻‍♀️☀️

A “journey” that will build in us, what we need to develop as we walk with Him—transformation

A transformation process that will set us up to be able to

“run” and to “jump”

and to “fly“…. right into all that He has in store.

And His love is patient enough to repair us, and to heal us

in the very “heart of the matter.”

Because He loves us. ❤️

He loves us enough

to so patiently take us on a journey with Him.

“Love is patient,

Love is kind…”

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails…“—1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Can we allow Him to teach us

to walk with Him, patiently

at His perfect pace?

Thank You, Father. 💝 Help us to really learn these deeper lessons, to grasp these deep realizations that You long for us to see and know in our hearts. Thank You for this beautiful, loving reminder that You gave me early this morning. How You care for me, how You know me…and You have good plans in Your heart for my life. I want to walk with You, at whatever pace you have prepared for me. Because I know Your pace is perfect…Your way is higher than our ways…

-Heather 🌺

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