REFLECT for a moment on the condition of your heart. How real is your love for God? Is your heart one of stone or of flesh? Allow Jesus, the great searcher of hearts, to search you within. What matters most to God is not our religiosity but whether our hearts are alive and responding in love to God and to others, beginning with those closest to us. I find myself asking the Holy Spirit to keep changing my heart. After all, conversion is a journey that continues throughout our lives.
Holy Spirit Here and Now
From page 41 of Holy Spirit Here and Now by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2013 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
How real is your love for God today? Share your thoughts.
He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
—Matthew 22:37, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
From A Book of Prayers © 1982, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
Hungry for deep spiritual experience? The Academy is for YOU. Learn more.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
Looking for lectionary-based resources? Learn more about The Upper Room Disciplines.
Sponsored by The Upper Room. Copyright © 2019 | PO Box 340004 | Nashville, TN 37203-0004 | USA