TITLE: Blameless Heart
By Micheline Murray
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"I will be careful to lead a blameless life-when will You come to me? I will walk in my house with blameless heart. I will set before my eyes no vile thing."
"I will WALK IN MY HOUSE with blameless heart." WOW! I am usually very conscious of my words and actions when I leave my home; of course I want to be a good witness. I do pray that my behavior would draw others to Jesus. The "Jesus" fish emblem on the back of our minivan reminds me of this responsibility daily. What about in my own home? No, I don't watch TV shows or read books/magazines that are "vile"- our home is filled with Christian music and resources. What about my phone conversations? How do I speak to my own husband and children? It's almost EASY to go out into the world and "do the right thing." But "walking the walk" inside my own home can be more difficult. Am I less patient with my own children than with others' children? The last thing I want to teach my children is to be hypocritical and/or double-minded. I need to be careful that my behavior in my home sets "no vile thing" before THEM, for no matter what I tell them, they will learn by my example.
My Prayer: "O Father- only with You showing me these things can I even hope to walk with a blameless heart in my own home. Thank You for bringing these convictions to light. As I go out walking early in the morning, help me to come back and walk with You all day long. Let my family see that with Your guidance and strength I will be an example that they an follow, an example that honors You. This day Lord, open my eyes to how I can speak, act and truly walk as You would have me, not only out in the world, but most importantly, within the walls of my own home.
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