Laying in bed, I was thinking about the words of one of Jay And The Love Birds songs, "Break my heart for what breaks Yours." and a wave of thoughts came to me. I've heard those words many times before, and was like, 'Yeah God, do that!', but I don't think I've ever really understood what that meant; maybe I still don't, but I kept thinking.
One thought was: How can we break a heart if its already broken?
I know in my own life, I've had some heartbreak. It's not fun, and its not an easy thing to get through. I think, personally, I get so excited about the current thing God is doing in my life or my church, that I don't stop to ask God to heal my heart's brokenness.
We ask God to show us how to love like He does and often don't do a very good job of it. Don't get me wrong, we try really hard, but we're not perfect.
Another thing that came to mind was, yes, let's ask God for His compassion and love, but remember that He also tells us to guard our hearts. That doesn't mean being a snob, but using wisdom in who and what you put your heart into.
The world's view of love is so skewed, making it so easy for us to "fall in love" with people we may not know very well. Even for Christians, myself included, it is hard to ignore the draw to drink, smoke, party, sleep around and all the other junk that's out there.
If we give our hearts to God and ask Him to teach us not only how to guard them, but how to love with them, I know it would save a lot of heartbreak and the other consequences that often follow.
I'm not saying this to make anyone feel bad, I just wanted to share a lesson that God has been slowly, gently been teaching me this past month especially.
I shared this in church this morning and without even knowing about what I had written in the wee hours, the worship leader, Dan, picked Hosanna to sing. Part of the bridge contains the same words I picked out from JATLB's song Break My Heart. I thought that was pretty cool.