Purify My Heart

“The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.”  ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:3‬ ‭NIV

A crucible is used to melt the silver and gold so the impurities of the precious metal will rise to the top.

When it does, the refiner will skim it off. 

It is the same with your heart.

The Great Refiner can use the fires of life to expose things that don’t belong there.

In His kindness, He will bring them to the surface to clear them away.

When He brings it to the surface, it means that you are ready to deal with it.

Your job is to stay in His hand, deal with what comes up (which almost always begins by forgiving yourself or others) and allow the healing balm of His love to make you new.

How is your heart? 

What is Jesus bringing up?

What do you need to do with it?

Clean Your Connection Point


One day when my son was about 11 years old, he came into our bedroom with his shoulders slumped and said, “The charger is broken- it won’t charge the laptop and it just died”,

My husband went out to the living room and brought the laptop into our bedroom. He checked all the connections on the cord to see if it had been broken from the outside. It looked fine, so he assumed that it must be broken on the inside where we couldn’t see it.

I leaned over and said, “So what is the problem?”

“I don’t know,” he replied, “but it is not working.”

“Great”, I humphed.

A few minutes later, I noticed that he had put the laptop down and didn’t seem too worried about it.

“Did you fix it?” I asked.

“Oh, yea I did”, he said. “The connection just needed to be cleaned. It was just dirty. After I cleaned it, it connected just fine and now it is charging.”

That was it. It was that simple.

On our way to church this weekend, Justin’s phone wouldn’t charge…for the same reason. After Bobby cleaned it out, it worked fine.

Your connection point to God is your heart.

It is the place where the power of God fills you and the grace of God heals you.  It gets dirty from the wear and tear of life, clogged from bits of small lies believed or big judgments perceived.

It needs to be cleaned often.

Forgiveness asked for and given.

Mercy asked for and given.

Tough love asked for and given.

When life seems like it’s just not working right, check your connection point to God and ask Him to clean it.

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭139:23-24‬ ‭NIV‬‬

It is amazing what a difference it makes when your heart is clear and your connection with God is restored to full power. 

How is your heart?