It has been said that Matters of the heart, truly matter. I agree with this statement. The heart, in scripture, refers to the central part of us which controls us. It includes the mind and emotions. Thus, when Jesus described the greatest commandment, he began with the word Love. Now there is a word, we use in different ways in our language. But Jesus was not referring to a feeling kind of emotional experience. He was stating we are to willingly love God. He goes on to say, “with all your heart.” Now, I do wonder how often we pause to reflect on the meaning of loving someone with all our hearts. It involves much investment emotionally, as well as mentally. It also requires time. We take time to be with ones we love with all our hearts. The power of Christ is noted to have power that changes hearts. I love this idea. Christ has changed, dramatically, many who had become caught in their own pursuits, apart from God. The beauty of his power is that it at once changes, yet continues to change as we walk closer to him. I am so thankful that Christ works that way. As we journey let us take time to do heart examinations, to see if we truly are loving God with our all. If not, let us begin, for the first time, or again as his Spirit dwells within. So I ask this question: How is YOUR Heart?
JOYFUL SONG, Pastor Curt
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"This Week at St. Mark's"
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Blended Worship Service and Children's Church
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6:15 - Praise Team Practice
6:00 pm - Youth Group
6:15 pm - Choir practice
6:15pm - His Kids Choir Practice
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