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Lip Service vs. Heart Service


Gwen Smith

February 9, 2013

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Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. Today the post is a video blog about a person who dealt with complicated relationships and heavy heart burdens. A person a lot like you and me. A person who demonstrated a very valuable lesson that is relevant to each of us. Watch the video to hear more…

What’s my goal with the vlog stuff? Simple: to encourage you to think big thoughts about God and to inspire you to live fully in His grace and truth.

When we pray with our hearts verses praying with just our lips, God’s power is released in our lives to experience deep levels of His peace, grace, and blessings. The Bible tells us in 1 Samuel 1:13 that, “Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard.” She was a woman who prayed heart-deep prayers.

FOR YOUR REFLECTION: How is God nudging you to go deeper with Him? Have you done any serious business with Him lately?

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POPCORN PRAYER TIME: Leave a prayer need as a comment below by posting three words. Yep! Just three words. 1-2-3. THEN: Pray for the needs posted in the three posts above yours.

Thanks for doing life with me!



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About Gwen Smith

Gwen Smith

I am an unashamed, imperfect worshiper of Jesus Christ. I cling to His goodness to cover my mess and purpose my days to live out the hope of the Gospel. It is my joy and passion to inspire women to live fully in grace and truth. I write books, devotions and songs. I speak. I sing. I worship. I post, pin and tweet. I am intensely in love with the Word of God and believe, wholeheartedly, that the Bible is divinely inspired truth.


75 responses to “Lip Service vs. Heart Service”

  1. Yvonne says:

    Chad, precious nephew

  2. traysee says:

    Thx for all inputs my threes r family employment staying close to the word of God. all christian websites have been a blessing to all viewers search them u wont regret it. its manna for ur soul!!!

  3. Gee says:

    Intimacy(w/God), marriage, discipleship

  4. cecilia says:


  5. GLADZ says:

    forgiveness, daughters , relationships

  6. Tewana says:


  7. cristy says:

    eating disorder, depression, feeling of self-hatred

  8. Julie says:

    Breakthrough Business Prosperity

  9. Jenn says:

    Children, friends, health

  10. Jesusgirl says:

    Daughter’s faith, relationships, revelation of God’s will for me

  11. Josie says:

    Health, children, finances

  12. Jacqueline says:

    Purpose, feeling tired/empty, focus

  13. Hersh says:

    Son, daughters/granddaughter, finances. Thank you for your prayer…I really needed this. God Bless!

  14. Rosetta R says:

    gods will, forgiveness

  15. Liz Miller says:

    Health, children’s salvation, purpose

  16. Diane says:

    Granddaughter, children, wisdom



  18. Lisa says:

    friend, husband, acceptance

  19. NELLENE says:

    Gwen, I realized today that sometimes I do not pray from my heart because of what i have hidden there. I am ashamed but by keeping those things hidden in my heart I felt protected,but this has allowed me to procrastinate and stay a victim. Thank you.

    hide, procrastination, forgiveness

  20. Missy Baker says:

    Strength, Relationships and Purpose.
    “Thanks be to God who leads us to Victory through Christ” 2 Cor. 2:14

  21. DEEPER relationship with God, husband to find the same, 21 yo daughter’s future.

  22. Mickie says:


  23. Lynda says:

    Relationships, adoption, retirement.

  24. Jenn says:

    thank you Gwen….you are a BLESSING!

  25. Patricia says:

    Your vlog was God ordained to me this morning. Thank you for being his vessel.

  26. Patricia says:

    Guilt, health, depression

  27. Anne Kirkland says:

    Family, healing, guidance

  28. cindy says:

    Anxiety, family, peace

  29. Cindy says:

    The loss of my firstborn daughter, not to death but just yesterday she said she never wants to speak to us again.

  30. Amy says:

    David, Love, job

  31. Krissy says:

    business. finances. purpose.
    I adore this “vlogs” as I feel like you are talking to me personally. You are so encouraging. 🙂

  32. sunflowrrz says:


  33. Keri says:

    truly accepting God’s love/forgiveness, (emotional) peace/freedom from past, future (job/husband)

    • Rosetta R says:

      Proverbs 31 ministry’s is doing an on line bible study that just started Monday to help women with abuse and/or trauma deal with our past and let GOD heal us so we can forgive and move on. I am loving it already. There is lots of encouragement on this page. GOD bless you. I will be praying for your needs today.

  34. Sue says:

    Friendship finances families salvation.thanks for the prayer Gwen.

  35. tryingtodogood says:

    courage, trust, confession

  36. Frannie says:

    healing,freedom, grace

  37. Suri says:

    Relationships, Job, loneliness.
    Thanks gwen for sharing this vlog, made my day, give me hope. I’m feeling “giving up” and “hopeless” today.

  38. Mel says:

    Marriage, job, son.

  39. Sue says:

    Purpose, love, healing

  40. Sue says:

    Please keep up the vlogs! It is so great to be able to hear God’s further reflection of love and grace through your face and voice!

  41. Ana says:

    Love, forgiveness, healing

  42. Gwen Smith says:

    Family, addictions, freedom

  43. Portia says:

    family, friends, employers

  44. Mina says:

    Daughters, loneliness, patience

  45. Steph says:

    Peace, freedom, health

  46. Elaine says:

    Elizabeth, Steve, willpower

  47. Christine says:

    Children, family, friends

  48. Linda says:

    Hope, Health, Home

  49. Carla Kemp says:

    health, work, school

  50. Peace, eternity, families

  51. Chris says:

    great message! never thought of it this way. thanks

  52. chi says:

    Purpose, loneliness, courage

  53. Kathi says:

    stability for daughter/son

  54. Lisa says:

    Blessed today.
    New home, daughter, follow God’s leading

  55. Sharies says:

    I was sooo blessed by this devotional today, I myself am dealing with some issues on my job and my marriage… Husband, job, family

  56. Penney says:

    job for Terry

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