What Warms Your Heart?

It’s one of my favorite moments . . .

 . . . when I hear someone talk about the Lord.

Not just a casual mention of God, but a real heart-felt reference to the One “who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing,” (Isa. 40:26). Yes, the God who not only created ALL the stars, but he knows how many there are and calls them by name. And He is so strong that He holds each one in place and keeps them from getting lost.

You can tell when someone really knows God . . . has a relationship with His Son . . . and who can say “The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him,” (Psa. 28:7). There’s just something different about that person–a strength, a happiness, and a thankfulness that’s evident no matter what they are going through.

Paul tells us in I Thess. 5:11, that we are to, “encourage one another and build up one another, . . .” and I can’t think of a better way to encourage each other than to talk about God, not just at church, or Bible study, or when you know you are talking to another Christian, but anytime. You never know when someone needs to be reminded of His love, His grace, and His forgiveness.

Yes, it’s one of my favorite moments . . . when someone mentions my Heavenly Father in the midst of the clamour of life.

It encourages me, it reminds me that He’s always near and it . . .

Warms my heart!

What warms your heart?


Scripture from New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Pictures courtesy of Pixaby.com

Beth Fortune

Beth has a passion for God's Word. Through her writing and speaking she allows the heartbeat of the Father to flow through her words. As an award-winning writer she’s a contributing writer with Christian Devotions and has had stories published in two "Chicken Soup For the Soul Book" Series in addition to other anthologies. Some of her articles have been published in Focus on Family’s "Thriving Family" magazine and Dr. Charles Stanley’s "In Touch" magazine. With a degree in Ornamental Horticulture she loves gardening and enjoys giving gardening talks to churches, schools, and community groups but her real enjoyment comes from sharing God's truths and encouraging others. She and her husband live in Mauldin, SC where they are in a season of caregiving for her father-in-law in the home. A diffiult season, but one in which God continues to show His grace. You can visit her at www.bethfortune.net.

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