I’m not sure if you recognized it, but my title for this blog is actually a verse in the Bible. It’s found in Song of Songs. I find this verse to be fascinating. I know scientifically that while I sleep, my mind is awake, but according to this verse my heart can be also.
My heart has been described as the center of my personality, my emotions, my intuition, my affections, my spirit. The heart is also described as the innermost center of things. My heart can be awakened to love or hate, fear or trust, light or darkness.
Jesus said it this way, “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45
Jesus’ words beg us to reflect on what’s in our heart. If you honestly desire to know what’s in your heart or another’s, simply listen to what language comes out of your mouth and theirs. It will reveal the heart.
We have the option to store love, generosity, compassion, service, kindness and passion for God’s kingdom in our heart or we can store jealousy, hate, judgement, criticism, comparison and negativity in our heart. It is truly up to us. I think I can guarantee each of us one thing. If it’s the latter, our awakened heart, while we sleep, will not find peace or rest for our soul.