Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life.
Create in me a clean heart, Oh God,
And renew a right spirit in me.
Create in me, Lord....a pure heart, yes. But Father, even more.
Create in me. . . .(out of nothing for that's what creation means) an expectant heart. May I stand on tiptoe waiting each moment in joyous anticipation for what You are going to do!
Create in me an enthusiastic heart- "en theo" - meaning "in God", God in me, filled to overflowing with You Lord!
Create in me a laughing heart - one that sees the serendipities of an autumn leaf and mist upon the mountains and hears the chuckle of a child.
Create in me a heart of integrity - to be real, not to talk above my walk, not to try to impress. Create in me a caring heart - tender toward the hurts and happenings of others, more concerned with their needs than my own.
Create in me an attentive heart - able to hear Your whisper, and moment by moment listen to Your voice.
Create in me a contented heart - at peace with the circumstances of life.
Create in me a hungry heart - longing to love you more, desiring your Word, reaching.... stretching.... for more of you.
Creator Lord, create in me.
'Fill My Emptiness' by Carole Mayhall
Scripture from New Living Translation
Photo: ‘Tree Against Sky With Heart-shaped Cloud’
Photographer: Henryk T. Kaiser