Asking Jesus the Heart Question

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Dear Jesus,

Remember, when I asked You to come into my heart?

Lord, I changed my mind.

I would like to leave the comfort of my own heart and live in Your heart.

Rather than seeing people through my eyes,

I want to see them through Yours.

Rather than making You live by my rules,

I want to live by Yours.

Rather than living in my love,

I want to live in Yours.

Rather than hanging on to my hope,

I want Yours.

Rather than living in my faith,

I want to live in Yours.

I would like to move in completely.

Can I please ask myself into Your heart?

~

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Romans 8:1-4

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  1. I love the juxtaposition of this. To be honest, I get rather irritated with the current Christian culture that defines the faith in terms of “accepting Jesus” or “asking Him into our heart”, principally because the central cry of Jesus was “follow me” not “accept me”. But you managed to turn that on its head, and restored the ‘heart prayer’ into a devoted, active pursuit of God. Love it.

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    • Thank you, Maria. I love reading at your place. God’s peace and rest flow from your “pages”. Thank you for making us stop and think, as we fight the busyness along with numbness. You are appreciated!
      Blessings!

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  2. I appreciate your poems! I am thankful that you found something good in my recent post. Living in Christ’s love always asks more, as we all know, and doing more can be at times feel like a real challenge. Each day brings small opportunities to send love into our ragged world. It is amazing how we can create a force for good with God’s ever-present mercy to guide us…He moves within us when we stay open… Blessings to you and yours.

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    • Thank you Cynthia. I love reading at your place. Yes, it is a ragged world and it is our job to shine Christ’s love. Funny, after I posted my reply to Bill (Unshakeable Hope – above) I headed out to the grocery store. I sat in the car before walking in. I prayed that God would open my eyes to see with His eyes. Amazingly, in the produce isle I “bumped” into a woman. A very small talk about the prices, turned into a conversation in which she told me her sister had just passed away. We talked for a while and we ended up hugging, in tears. Strangers, now praying for God’s comfort… I praise my very intimate and present God for answering prayers, which open our eyes to see how to love our neighbors (and in that love HIM)… Blessings to you as well!

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  3. Awesome, Heidi!
    I think one of the most important prayers we can and should pray is for the Holy Spirit to allow us to see others through the eyes of Christ; there is no prejudice or biases in those eyes and “There is no condemnation…” in those eyes!

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  4. Beautiful! It reminds me of when my daughter at 5 – 5! – responded to me telling her that I love her with all my heart with; ” Daddy, i don’t love you with all my heart, I love you with all of Jesus’s heart”
    Matthew 19:14 if ever I heard it.
    Keep up the good work I love reading your devotionals.

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