And as we allow God's Word to search our hearts
, may we repent and ask Him to help us do what's right and for the right reason -- out of love for the One who loves us so well.
So I started at what I believe is the heart of the matter: sharing with the congregation what I have shared here, and calling on each of us to search our hearts
for anything causing separation from God, to repent and seek forgiveness and the direction of the Spirit.
We need then to search our hearts
and clean our tongues before we speak.
Christmas is one of the most expensive times of the year for everyone, but can we search our hearts
and find a little extra to send them?
As Christians steeped in the season of Advent in preparation for the celebration of Jesus' birth, we must search our hearts
and ask ourselves: Whose coming is it that I am preparing for?