Cracks in the Heart

The other day, I got in my car and noticed that there was a crack in my windshield.

“Ah, nuts,” I thought and drove on my merry way.

But when I told Lefty, he said that he didn’t want me to drive the car until we get it fixed.

That put my mobility to a hault. Today, I pick up Princess Buttercup from school (Lefty drove her there this morning), go grocery shopping–and I guess that’s it, as far as driving goes, but it’s still a lot…I’ve got to have something to cook tonight!

So here’s my devotional thought: You have to take care of the cracks in your heart if you want to move forward in life. If you have a problem, whether it’s with your family, friend, colleague, or whomever else…It’s best to take care of the issue before the crack gets bigger and bigger.

Jesus says:
โ€œTherefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift (Matthew 5:23-24).*”

I had to do something like this yesterday–settle a crack with a friendship. I had a lady a couple of weeks ago and knew that I needed to patch things up. Fortunately, the she was super-gracious to me about the incident. We both came away feeling so much better.

It really is hard to do, but God will give us the strength to swallow our pride.

“I can do all this through Him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13, NIV).*”

Source: Cracks in the Heart.

Can’t get enough of their roses.

6 Responses to Cracks in the Heart

    • Thanks so much, Melissa! I appreciate you stopping by! I took these roses at one of the Huntsville nurseries that was voted “Best in Town.”

      I hope to figure out how to insert a “Follow” button soon. I’ve only had this self-hosting blog since about February and am getting my nephew to help me figure stuff out.

  1. Great analogy! We really do need to seal up those heart cracks in order to move forward. I have a few that still need quite a bit of work ;). Such beautiful roses in your picture. I planted my flowers a couple of weeks ago and a frost got them yesterday. So frustrating!

    • Hi Candace,
      Thank you so much!
      Actually, I took a picture of those perfect roses at Bennett Nurseries in Huntsville, Alabama. My uncle bought a yellow rose variety, had them pot it up and deliver it to his apartment.

      So sorry about the frost getting your flowers. I know that I’m always impatient to wait until April to set mine out. This weather has been so unpredictable lately!

    • Thanks, Jas! We did get that big crack in the windshield fixed, and the guy at Glass America did a fantastic job. I asked, “Is there any way that I can keep the windshield looking this nice?” He replied, “Ma’me, it will never look this clean again.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

      And yes, I’m always looking to God to fix those fissures in my heart. I’m so thankful for His grace.

      Thanks for stopping by, Jas! I look forward to hearing more from you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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