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matters of the heart

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
~Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV)

That is why the Lord says,
“Turn to me now, while there is time.
Give me your hearts.
Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
Don’t tear your clothing in your grief,
but tear your hearts instead.”
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He is eager to relent and not punish.
~Joel 2:12-13  (NLT)

I will give them a heart to know Me,
that I am the LORD.
They will be My people, and I will be their God
because they will return to Me
with all their heart.
~Jeremiah 24:7  (HCSB)

LORD, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel,
keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever,
and keep their hearts loyal to you.
~1 Chronicles 29:18  (NIV)

Because your heart was tender
and you humbled yourself before the LORD
when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants,
that they would become a desolation and a curse,
and because you have torn your clothes and wept before Me,
I Myself have heard you—declares the LORD.
~2 Kings 22:19  (HCSB)

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance
or height, for I have rejected him.
The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them.
People judge by outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart.”
~1 Samuel 16:7  (NLT)

Whatever prayer or petition
anyone from Your people Israel might have-
each man knowing his own afflictions
and spreading out his hands toward this temple-
may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place,
and may You forgive, act, and repay the man,
according to all his ways, since You know his heart,
for You alone know every human heart.
~I Kings 8:38-39  (HCSB)

May he turn our hearts to him,
to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands,
decrees and laws he gave our ancestors.
~I Kings 8:58  (NIV)

Love the LORD your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your strength.
~Deuteronomy 6:5  (NIV)


  1. I love what you did with your photo, and I love all the ways you found God speaking in heart language.


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