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The rose in my heart,

you see represents the beauty and elegance of me.

The smooth green, pure, and spotless petals,

represent Christ’s work in me.

But the thorns that cause pain and hurt are the part me,

the part of me that’s fallen,

The me that’s the monster hidden deep inside.

In Hebrews 8:26-27 (NIV) it says,  “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” 

God searches are hearts and cleans them in a way, searching for the good inside us that he knows exists, and without him it’s just about impossible to do anything. The Spirit itself even intercedes and helps us accomplish and in a way communicate to God.

In relation to the second part of the poem another verse in Hebrews 6:8 (NIV) says, “But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.”

Think of our heart as the land, if it produces thorns and thistles then what good is it? Out of the overflow of our hearts comes good or evil. So if our hearts are all gross and filled with sin instead of God, then we will most likely struggle with doing bad things verses good things. Which results normally in discipline, the thistles and thorns will be burned down to the ground. When the gross and icky stuff is burned and out of the way it leaves a place for good to grow. If our hearts are filled with good fruit, like ripe apples, pears, and peaches, to say, we will struggle with bad things, but with God’s help we can accomplish a bounty of “healthy” things!

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