Do my actions reflect a clean heart?
This one relates closely to several previous topics, like my schedule, attitudes and motives. But, can I truthfully say that the things I do and the ways I act reflect a clean and pure heart?
Sometimes yes and sometimes no. I love to think of things to do for others that will be a blessing to them. As I look back on the years I was single - this is how I spent a lot of my time and energy. And, I miss it.
But, I find that it is harder to do these things now for several reasons - I'm not working full time outside the home, so my daily people-encounters are greatly reduced; I have three small children who need me to care for them; it's getting more and more challenging to know what to do for others.
And, yet - as I wrote that last sentence, I realized that I can be doing these things for my family.
When my husband calls from work and asks if we have any extra folders - I can follow through, look for them and when I don't find any and realize I'm going to be out anyway, pick some up for him.
It seems like having "clean heart actions" comes down to considering others above myself and having a heart of service.