Keep: Heart Tattoos

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.” (Deuteronomy 6:6)

Someone getting a tattoo—especially for the first time—will spend months, sometimes years agonizing over what to get, how big to get it, and where to have it inked. And why not? It can be a lifetime decision, right?

tree2_350Most of us are way less careful about what to put on our hearts. In fact, a lot of us just hold our hearts up in the air, waiting for something or someone to come along to hand them over to. We’re ready to cover our hearts with the names of boy/girlfriends, bands, philosophies, sports teams, whatever ignites a little passion.

Solomon warned us to guard our hearts, because we have just the one life. And here, God gives us something worth inking on our hearts: his commands. It’s one of the ways we love him with all of us.

Think: Have you ever put something on your heart too easily? Have you ever given your mind, will, and emotions over to something that turned out to be a waste of time (or, worse, really hurtful)? How can you put God’s commands on your heart?

Pray: Ask God to help you to put his commands for you on your heart.

Do: Make a quick list of the top 5 things on your heart today.