“Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from
presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me; then shall I be
upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the
words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy
sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”
My computer stopped working right and no matter what I did to fix it
nothing worked. My brother-in-law who is a computer expert advised
me to format my computer and it would be just like sending it to the
factory to be fixed. Many times we try to format our hearts by being
nice to others and by doing good deeds. That is just like trying to
fix a computer that is broken, it will not work. Our feeble efforts
to love someone in our own strength has never worked and will never work.
It is only as others see and feel the Love of Jesus in us that they will
know that Jesus does love them.
Have you been trying to be nicer to your family and friends? Do you
get frustrated because it seems no matter what you do to be kind to others
it is not appreciated? We need to go to Jesus and ask Him to take
His Broom of Mercy and Grace and sweep out all the bitterness and
resentment in our hearts toward other people.
We are not capable of loving others as Jesus wants us to love others in
our own strength. It takes Jesus planting His Love in our hearts to
format our hearts to minister to people. I urge you to ask Jesus to
format your heart with His Compassion and Mercy so that you can
effectively love others.
February 24, 2005