Have you taken timeout to listen to your heart? Iím not suggesting you listen to its pulse. Rather the craving desires to serve what is good in the word of Jesus Christ. Samuel listened to his heart when God instructed him while searching for Saulís replacement, through the son of Jesse, King David. God told him not to judge by the appearance or height. The Lord doesnít make decisions by human instinct He judges by faith and character, not appearance.
The story about the Good Samaritan illustrates a man with a good heart. Why, because it was his heart that lead him to be his brother keeper. He carried the beaten person to a place, cared for his wounds and paid the innkeeper for room and board. Surly, the Good Samaritan listened to his heart, which drove him to care for another.
Luke 10:30-31, 33-35.
ďA man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. ... Nevertheless, a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denariiís, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.Ē
Today there are Good Samaritans around us. I need not labor to explain whom they are, just listening to your heart and seeing their acts of kindness, theyíll appear. However, most are holding onto cold heartedness, a status quo of being an onlooker, resistant to the advancement of human experience. What kept the priest from helping the injured person lying in the street? Is your human experience aligning as the priest who passed up on a chance to act on faith? The time has come for more Good Samaritan with a circumcised heart. Those transformed, not tone death to Peace, Understanding, and open to dialog and debate facts not political partisanship.
I long for all things to be anew. I pray to my Farther Jehovah and Savior Jesus Christ that we are made whole through the awareness and knowledge that He bestows in our Hearts. I pray we are willing to listen to Godís holy word.
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