The title of this email may seem odd, especially since Valentine’s Day was last week. There’s never a good time to break someone’s heart, right? Or, is there? According to Mark 3, there just may be.
The heart is often referenced in terms of our receptiveness to God’s Word. The verse listed above contrasts two heart conditions – hard and soft. The Pharisees had heart hearts. They knew the Word, but they didn’t let it change them. Because of the hardness of their hearts, they missed a precious opportunity.
The man with the withered hand, however, had a soft heart. When Jesus spoke, He listened. Because of his receptiveness, he received a miracle.
After I read this passage, I thought about how many times I had resisted God’s voice. I thought about how many times I refused to implement what I read in His Word. I’ve had a hard heart, and maybe I’ve missed some miracles because of it. This gave me a new perspective – I want God to break my heart. I want Him to break down every wall that I’ve put up that hinders the flow of His miraculous power.
In the parable of the sower, Jesus explains that people who hear and receive God’s Word (soft heart) are more productive. I hope you’ll let Him break your heart, so you’ll see His power at work in your life.
Thought to Consider:
Do you have a soft or hard heart?