Heal My Heart and Make it Clean
I recently came across a worship song I haven’t listened to in a while and remembered as I listened why I love singing this particular song. Examine this lyric found in the middle of the song: “Heal my heart and make it clean. Open up my eyes to the things unseen. Show me how to love like You have loved me…” and then this…my personal undoing… “Break my heart for what breaks Yours. Everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause as I walk from earth into eternity.”
“Break my heart for what breaks Yours…” It is so easy to compile a list of what we believe we should pray about, but…what is on God’s heart? What is urgent to Him? What breaks His heart? The Bible is full of that which grieves the heart of God—rebelliousness (Psalm 78:40), hardness of heart (Mark 3:5), unrepentance and backsliding (Hosea 11) … And God is so willing to share with us which of those things needs to be prayed for right now in our world, our nation, our town, our home, our life. But we must stop and listen; we must get quiet before Him in our spirit and listen for His direction. God IS speaking, are we listening?
“Everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause…” Everything. Not part of me, not a sliver, not three-fourths, but all of me. Everything I am. Total, complete, and utter submission. There is nothing left of me, it’s all You, God. Can we say this? Can we truly say, “everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause”? Oh, that it would be so—in you and me. Jesus set the bar, the standard, for this kind of submission (Luke 22:42), and Paul (2 Timothy 4:6-8) and the apostles knew this kind of submission as well. Do we?
Today, let God heal your heart and make it clean. Let Him open up your eyes to things unseen. Let Him help you to love others the way He has loved you. Ask Him to break your heart with what breaks His, and give everything you are for His kingdom’s cause.