I will put my instructions within them
and engrave them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
Jeremiah 31: 33 (CEB)
Will it hurt, Lord?
When you engrave my heart?
Engraving implies a deep insertion of your word.
Heart surgery is always serious and risky.
I will be vulnerable.
I will be transformed.
To engrave means to carve into a hard object.
Forgive my closed heart.
Soften my dense inner world.
Chisel my false casing and scrape off the dead shell covering my spirit.
May I be more like soften clay in an Artist hand than concrete.
I hear your soothing promise to be my God.
My heart melts at the invitation to be your people.
When I turn to you, my fear is gone.
There is comfort and peace within your promise.
Pour your wisdom and instruction within me, Lord.
I stand before you, Great Engraver – open to receive and unmasked in your presence.
Martha Orlando says
Oh, what an awesome prayer, Jean. You made my Sunday. Blessings!
Jean Wise says
you make me day to by your comments. thank for your support and care! Have a great week.