Words from the Heart for Thursday March 18th, 2021
…let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Hebrews 10:22 (NKJV)
True Heart is a 1997 American family adventure film that tells the story of a brother and sister who survive a plane crash that kills the pilot and their guardian and strands them in British Columbia’s wilderness. They are rescued by an Aboriginal Canadian man named Khonanesta who safely leads them on a trip through the wilderness away from some dangerous poachers to find their parents.
I had a teacher in Bible School who used to always address us as “dear hearts.” He would remind us that the Christian faith is, at its foundation, a heart relationship between our Creator and us. Over and over the Bible speaks to this simple truth. In Hebrews 10:22 we read: “…let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” I love the invitation here – let us draw near with a true heart. Because of Jesus’ death on the Cross, we are invited to draw near. If we have put our faith in Jesus and His sacrifice for us, we have experienced the cleansing of our hearts that the author of Hebrews speaks about here – our evil conscience has been washed away. We then, with full assurance, draw near to Him with a true heart. What a beautiful term that is – true heart. A true heart is one that is singularly focused on Jesus. A true heart has no room for anyone or anything else – idols have been demolished and Christ alone dwells there. Our daily prayer ought to be “Lord, make my heart true today.”
These have been words from the heart.