Smooth Heart

ACTS 2:46–47-- So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

Some people have a “country road” heart, layered with pebbles and potholes. Then there are “honey” hearts, sweet but grainy with beeswax.

The sincere heart is a smooth heart: no pebbles, no potholes, no flecks of beeswax. In popular culture, if a person is sincere about what he or she does, morality matters little. By this standard, even Hitler would be judged right because of the “sincerity” with which he killed all those people.

True sincerity of heart is unrippled, trustworthy as a well–paved road or well–refined honey. Such a heart has “gladness.” Literally, in the Greek language of Acts 2:46, it “jumps for joy.”

Allow the Holy Spirit to smooth out your heart, and you will be glad He did.

Spiritual Heart Focus

What are the "pebbles" and "potholes" that cause your heart to damage others? What is the "beeswax" that hinders the work of God's Spirit in you? Ask God to "smooth" your heart.

Physical Heart Focus

For snacks, try fruit, nuts, or fresh, raw vegetables.