Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Preparing My Heart

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

As I was reading through the book of Ezra yesterday, this verse kept coming back to my mind. How many times have I sat down to read, study, or instruct my children and not taken the time to prepare my heart?

According to this verse, Ezra prepared his heart to do three things:

  1. To SEEK the law of the Lord
  2. To DO it
  3. To TEACH it
I should be doing the same. I need to prepare my heart so that I can LEARN what God would have for me, DO what I have learned, and TEACH what I have learned to others.

How about you ~~ have you taken time to prepare your heart today for what God wants you to do?? If not, stop right now, and PREPARE. It will make the rest of your day so much better!!!


Sis. Julie said...

Amen!! Preparing our heart for the day makes all the difference in how our day will go.


This was a very good post. It has been a blessing to me and I thank you for bring it to us. I always want to have a prepared heart in all that I do. Connie from Texas

Jungle Mom said...

My daughter is in love with all you cats! She wants to know where you got the graphics. I enjoyed your post especially as I am coming up on a big change and know a prepared heart will make all the difference!