A Thought of Heart

What does my heart wake up in the morning hoping for?

Who Wins My Heart Today?

“Do not eat the bread of a miser, Nor desire his delicacies;
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.
The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up,
And waste your pleasant words.”  -Proverbs 23:6-
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Have you ever noticed that when we have that burning desire for something and we strive to obtain it at all cost, that once we have whatever it is, there’s always something else we want?  It usually doesn’t take very long before we’re reaching for the next thing.  If I could just have a better car, a better job, a better spouse, or just be recognized for my ability, I’ll be happy.  The more we get, the more we want.  This is a reality of the human nature – we are never satisfied with what we have.  Could it be that we need a heart change?

“Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it
spring the issues of life.” -Proverbs 4:23

In the verses above, the words “Do not” and “Keep” tell me that it is my responsibility to get my heart in line with God’s heart.  If my heart is focused on the things of this world, I will gain what moth and rust will devour, but if my heart is focused on God’s kingdom, I will gain what’s eternal.

We can have all the riches the world has to offer, but without surrender to God’s perfect plan, His peace and joy will not be found – only a temporary high.

Today, I will set my heart on Your path Lord, for You alone can fill me with gladness.

~Shannan

Seed For Thought: Maybe it becomes an issue of trust?  Do we trust God enough to let go of what we think we want?  Do we believe Him when He says, “Seek first My Kingdom and (*then) all these things will be added? (Matt. 6:33)

*added for emphasis