Writing has become play for me. I am a writer that loves to play with words. But that doesn’t mean the play is frivolous. Far from it. I like getting to the heart of the matter.
Think of how much our language describes the heart: I love you from the bottom of my heart, I don’t have the heart to tell them the truth. Take heart. Have heart. Don’t lose heart. That story was heart-warming. My heart’s not in it. My heart goes out to you. She wears her heart on her sleeve. A heart-to-heart talk. Follow your heart. Have a change of heart…. And hundreds more.
In the book of Proverbs it says, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flows the springs of life.” And in Luke it says, “For it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.” One of the leading causes of death and disease is heart disease. There’s also a lot of dis-ease of the heart. Until we pay attention to our hearts, we won’t be fully alive. Literally, without the heart, we would die. When we fail to nurture our hearts, we die too.
If you read my bio, I ask five questions that I feel are very helpful to get to the heart of the matter as to how you will choose to live your life – shut down or wholeheartedly. To tap into your own heartstrings, you need to step away from the noise and the busyness of the world and find some quiet time. Then you can listen to your heart.
God Notes – Daily Doses of Divine Encouragement has a word for each day that was taken from the Bible written as a note from God. These words God put on my heart starting at a month-long prayer retreat and continuing for almost two years. I hope these words will touch your heart too.
Prayer is talking to God. Meditation is listening to God. These Meditations: Be Still (based on the verse Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God), Let it Go (10 Meditation Affirmation Prayers to let go and let God), and Trust (A meditation to go deeper into trusting in yourself, others, and God – Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.”) were created to calm your heart, listen to your heart, and live from a place of greater love for yourself, others, and God.
We were created to be in community. I write on my blog and through my ezine, both called The Guided Life – Living a life that is guided by God. Connect with me: Like and Follow on my Facebook page. Would love for you to introduce yourself! On LinkedIn, let’s support each other. You never know where a connection will lead.
Makes a great gift for anyone who could use daily encouragement.
These guided meditations will quiet your mind so that you can listen to God.