October 27–Our Governing Hearts

So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people

 and distinguish right from wrong. 1 Kings 3:9

Not many of us are necessarily governing anybody…or are we???

Who is affected by your decisions? Your actions? Your words? Are you — am I — ruling with a discerning heart? With wisdom? With justice? With grace and truth combined in the balanced perspective of our Lord Jesus Christ?

Are we seeking God to give us His discerning heart so that it is absolutely, tangibly, experientially evident in all we do? Are we asking God for what He considers right and wrong? Are we listening to–reading God’s Word so we will have God’s righteous, true perspective on what is right or wrong…appropriate or inappropriate…self-serving or self-sacrificing…loving encouragement or hateful judgment…

God wants to give us as His children His very best! And God is the Sovereign LORD who is the righteous King and the God of grace who forgives the sinner. What about you and me? Will we ask our Abba for a discerning heart as we interact with those who are affected by our decisions of right and wrong? Will we ask our Abba for a discerning heart as we interact with those who have affected us by their decisions of right and wrong?

Will we ask our Holy God for His governing heart?

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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