As we continue evaluating Mary’s healthy heart, I pray that you will be encouraged. Mary was not someone special. She was a woman of flesh and blood, just like you and me. To acquire a healthy heart in the midst of difficult life circumstances is not always easy, but she reminds us that it is very possible! Things were far from easy for her either! The results of a healthy heart always lead us to the very purpose of our creation: to bring glory to God as we enjoy relationship with him. There is no greater gift I could wish for you this Christmas season! So, let’s dig in... What more can we learn about Mary that we might begin practicing?
(is) Pensive – I love the way God’s Word expresses this truth, “And Mary pondered these things in her heart.” There is no question that the road to a healthy heart is through reflection. It’s the key to processing what is happening in our lives. When we add Scripture to our ponderings, we’re able to find the way to the “treasure” that God has in store for us (this is but another translation of this Greek word, synterreo). As we learn to meditate on what is happening in our lives, in connection with the TRUTH, God releases spiritual treasure for us to mine and guard closely. It always leads us to deeper intimacy with our heavenly Father, and deeper intimacy is what all of us long for (Proverbs 19:22).
May God remind you of these truths throughout this Christmas season – a season of giving selflessly to others as Christ gave for each of us!
May you all have a very Merry Christmas!
(no blogs will be posted until after the first of the year)