April 12

Deuteronomy 30:6 6The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.

In the April 3rd devotion we looked at Deut. 10:16. There the Lord commanded us to circumcise our hearts. Here He says that He will circumcise their hearts and those of their descendants. This expression comes after the Lord promised to return them from the lands to which they were driven. I believe we have yet to see this fulfilled. We have not seen an Israel sensitive to God, but one over whose faces a veil has been placed. We have seen a physical return to the Land. Is the time approaching in which the times of the Gentiles will be over and the time for the Jewish people to have their hearts circumcised by God?

As we wait and watch, we should allow God to do that work in our hearts. He will make us ever more sensitive to Him if we allow it. That is His desire. He will not do so against our wishes. He waits for our permission to do a deeper work in each of us. It is a deeply personal relationship that is willing to have a love that feels the joys and pains of another. Are you willing to share God's burdens? He shares yours. Are you willing to rejoice in the things that rejoice His heart? If you have His Spirit residing in you, then you already do. Still, you can be increasingly sensitive to His heart.

Consider: Invite God to do a deeper work. Take time to share His joys and pains. Never be too busy for Him. He is never too busy for you.