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Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready. (Revelation 19:7, ESV) Weddings bring a lot of smiles, a few sentimental tears, and happiness for the couple about to embark on their new life together. The long-anticipated day has finally arrived, and the bride is radiant. A minister who had married many, many couples smilingly said he had never seen an ugly bride. This is the one day in her life when she looks most beautiful, glowing with love for her bridegroom. One thing…

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:” (Psalm 139:23, Holy Bible, King James Version). My kitchen has a tools drawer where I can easily reach for a hammer, screwdriver, picture hangers, packing tape, thumbtacks, or other useful household items. I often have to search through twisty ties, expired batteries, and glue to find a tiny wrench. No matter how often I clean the drawer, there is always something to discard. Hearts have junk drawers filled with indifference, jealously, resentment, and envy. Periodic cleaning is required. Today is a perfect day for a heart…

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:” (Psalm 139:23, Holy Bible, King James Version). My kitchen has a tools drawer where I can easily reach for a hammer, screwdriver, picture hangers, packing tape, thumbtacks, or other useful household items. I often have to search through twisty ties, expired batteries, and glue dried to find a tiny wrench. No matter how often I clean the drawer, there is always something to discard. Hearts have junk drawer filled with indifference, jealously, resentment, and envy. Periodic cleaning required. Today is a perfect day for heart search. The kitchen drawer can wait.

Prayer: Lord, shine Your searchlight on heart and remove everything not pleasing to you. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Moore