Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Heart's Cry

I am currently reading Heart's Cry Principles of Prayer, by Jennifer Kennedy Dean. Though there have been many statements which have caused me to pause and ponder in this book, today I want to share one with you which I really want to be my heart's cry.

"I asked God to daily give me the ability to live so that anyone who had contact with me would feel better at the end of the conversation than when the contact began. I want my life to certify or prove the authenticity of my relationship with God."

Heart's Cry, page 79

Ah, may this be true of me, too!

Karen

6 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Me, too. Wow what a statement. Certainly...much to ponder.

Leah

Patricia/NYC said...

BEAUTIFUL statement!! And it definitely makes one live intentionally, doesn't it?!

THanks for sharing this one!

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - Yes. To ponder and practice!

Patricia - I do want to live intentionally. That takes a lot of effort - can't do it on my own!

gianna said...

You are! You TOTALLY ARE!

Irritable Mother said...

Gianna - Thank you. I want this to be true of me and my children, too. And that seems to be the bigger challenge. How to instruct and lead and assign chores, etc. with the mindset that they should be blessed by our conversation. It's a tough-y!

LisaShaw said...

Hi Karen,

I pray you and your family are doing well dear sister. I miss our chats on FB.

I so loved what you shared here...a beautiful cry of my heart as well. Thank you for sharing with us.

Love ya!