Take Care of your Heart
"Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee." (Proverbs 4:25)
"And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury." (Luke 21:1)
Although David advised Solomon as much as he could, yet Solomon's heart was distracted by the women he married. David had warned Solomon to take care of his heart. How is your heart? The widow's heart was perfect when she gave two mites. It was her all. Can you give all? Somewhere in some corner you want to have something you cannot give. The widow said in her heart, 'God is with me and that is enough.' Do you take care of your heart when you read popular magazines? When you move with people belonging to a high society do their clothes and life-style attract you? Do you borrow money to spend like them? Something is wrong with you. Take care of your heart. It is God's treasure house. Out of it can come great songs which can inspire the whole world.
Where is our faith? This widow was robust in faith. Jesus took note of it. When you have faith God takes note of it. "Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place" (II Chronicles 7:15). Your prayer is never lost. Because of the element of faith in your prayer it will not be lost. God's eye is fixed on your house. David lost that blessing once. You too can lose it. Real faith never loses contact with God.
The widow's heart was with God. It is good to have such a woman in any prayer group. John Wesley had some men who were sanctified and were so close to God that Wesley said he could not compare with them. He wondered at their sanctity. A woman like this is a treasure. When a woman takes hold of God, she can be very sincere. If a man finds a wife who loves the Lord he gets a treasure. The widow was right with the Lord. Her face would have been bright and shining when she came to offer the two mites. We cannot tell how happy she felt when she saw Jesus.
Jesus did not want money. Yet He watched the offering of the people. He made a remark of commendation when this widow put in her two mites. Jesus looks at our heart. When Joshua commanded the sun to stand still God was with him. His heart was right with God. His voice was God's voice.
How is your heart? How is your mind when you go to Church? If a husband and wife are accepted by God this way, it will be a blessing. There is nothing of which you despair. Christ is risen. He is with you. Give your heart fully to God. This widow gave her all to God. As you are cleansing your heart, you are cleansing your home. One child after another will be touched. No harm can enter in. You can build the wall of Heaven around you. Children of some widows became mighty men. Let some young people rise up, and change your home. Go on cleansing your heart. Heavenly graces and power will come through you. People will not be able to resist you. Ungodly parents cannot resist your influence. Victory is yours. You trust in the Word of God.