Holy Smokes! February WOW-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks for joining me for the second part of these words of wisdom and some weapons of warfare! Grab your coffee and come on in. 🙂

A couple days after my hair appointment, not only did I have new and improved color on my newly cut hair, but the truth of color splashed into my heart in the midst of an emotional struggle as it relates to failing in my word fast yet again!

Suddenly the phrase “Holy smokes” ran through the floor of my mind and then “The smoke I’ve been blowing hasn’t been holy” came running the opposite direction. That’s it; that’s why I haven’t been able to keep this word fast because of what’s inside that seems to just gush/blow out!

The problem isn’t just my mouth; it’s what’s in my heart! Ouch! 🙂 🙁 🙂 That is where this month’s WOW comes in. Proverbs 4:23 says: “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” (NKJV)

Ah-ha, so when I turned the flashlight on in my heart, I found some yucky stuff inside all wrapped up with a bow of selfishness. Man, this keeping the heart clean is tough stuff and impossible when I try and do it on my own. I had no idea that this yucky stuff was even in there. How sneaky is that?

So I let the flashlight stay on this junk for a bit and then, when I was disgusted with the sight of it, I asked Him to clean it, take it out and away from my heart. See, the truth is, I didn’t want a two-year-old to come and live with me. I didn’t want my world turned upside down. I didn’t want to change my schedule, let alone change my ways. Whew, I, I, I, I, I… Yuck! 🙂 🙁 🙂

The crazy thing is, just two weeks later, flashing the light in that same spot of my heart, I see that it’s clean, and He’s replaced what I wanted with what He wants! And yes, I still have those “I, I, I” moments but they are not getting stuck in my heart. Oh, that I would be diligent to the cleanliness of my heart; something tells me that’s the key to completing this 40-day word fast!

Have a heart-clean day!

Evinda

 

 

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One Response to “Holy Smokes! February WOW-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    You are very brave to take a light to see inside your heart. I have to work up my resolve and get some extra double “D” batteries for my flashlight, as I will probably be in there for quite a long, long, long, time! Yep, sad but true.