“If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.”
We have been praying that verse several times every morning during Lent. In essence, it is a plea to not turn away when the Lord convicts us of sin. But yesterday morning, the Lord broke into my thoughts as if to say: “What I most speak to you is My love. Don’t harden your heart to it.” When we think of the true meaning of sin, it is a breaking of our relationship with God–which, in fact, weakens our ability to know His love. He only convicts in order to restore the relationship. He so longs for full union with us, for each of us to know His love in its fullness.
So today, when the Lord nudges you with His love, don’t harden your heart. Open it wide.