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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Explore.

My thoughts are stirred once reading this definition from the dictionary: “Surgery. to investigate into, especially mechanically, as with a probe.”

Exploratory surgery. The means by which a doctor would look inside our body to investigate and ascertain when a suspected disease may be present inside the body.

Scripture tells me:

The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9, NASB)

Our hearts will deceive us, fool us, as we cannot be entirely transparent even with our own hearts.

It’s the reason we need to sit open before Scripture, allowing God, by His Holy Spirit, to explore our hearts.

Only He can take a scalpel to our hearts and gently excise the harmful poison which may lay hidden and dormant for years.

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.(Hebrews 4:12, NASB)

May we let Him explore our hearts today.


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