Devotions from Judy’s heart

On the way home from church today I noticed the lakes all have open water now and the waves have white caps. Just a short time ago the lakes were frozen solid but with the warm weather and windy days, everything is early this year.
As I took note of the change it made me think of our hearts, how often they are cold and frozen as the lake. We may get hurt from something that was said or done to us and our heart puts up walls. Soon we are cold inside and may not realize the gradual hardening. But when we come into the presence of love, our heart starts to melt. Sometimes it may take the winds of adversity to blow on us before we acknowledge how needy we are, in need of the Lord’s warming love.  The Lord searches our hearts. ( Rom. 8:27) and tells us not to harden them, (Ps. 95:8).  Also in Prov. 4:23 He tells us “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.”
Let us be more alert that our hearts not turn cold and that the Lord can use us to share His warming love with others.