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Monday, June 12, 2006

Always Follow God's Heart

When I was a little girl one of my favorite movies was Thumbelina. It was the cutest movie where a little girl no bigger than a thumb met a fairy prince and after a lot of struggles ended up marrying him. On her journey to marry her prince, she met a bird named Jocamo. He was one of the funniest parts of the movie, and he loved to sing.
One of the songs he sang was called, "Always Follow Your Heart." That's pretty common advice in this day and age. We hear, "Just do what your gut tells you." "Just do what makes you feel good."
The thing is that every person's flesh is telling them something different. See, we're selfish beings, and if we "follow our hearts" we're gonna do what's best f0r us regardless of what that means for the other guy.
Some people are pretty decent. When they follow their heart, they don't break laws or anything, but others follow their hearts to robbery. Or rape. Or murder.
See man's heart is deceitful and wicked. (Jeremiah 17:9) And if you continue to think for yourself in your flesh, the selfishness of your heart will eventually show itself. (Matthew 12:34)
We are to die to ourselves. We are to follow Christ. We are to seek His will above all else. We are to follow His heart. Because His heart is one of love. His heart is one that seeks the lost so that they might be saved. His heart was pierced for you and me. That's the kind of heart we should want.
So have you had that heart transplant? Have you given up your stony, selfish heart for the new Christlike heart that Christ wants to give you? (Ezekiel 11:19) If not, do it today. It's the best decision you'll ever make!

8 Comments:

At 6:05 AM, Blogger English Good One said...

good thoughts.

 
At 7:35 AM, Blogger whispers of the morning said...

Wonderful post! When's that book coming out? I'll be first in line:)

Dawn

 
At 7:48 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Nice thoughts to think about today.

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger English Good One said...

I too wantz to readz yourz goodz bookz.thankz for yourz commentz to which me master fu haz replied on the same to same mine blog.

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Susanne said...

wonderful post Heather. God's heart will never steer us wrong whereas ours are so fickle.

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger Hikingalong said...

Wonderful post Heather! God has gifted you with wisdom. I can't wait to see what doors he opens for you as you continue to be obedient to him. For one so young, you are so wise in the Lord. Blessings, dear child.

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger Oreo said...

Fanks so much for coming to mine party! I had such a good time!!

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger GiBee said...

You know ... sometimes, all I can say to your posts is ... "Yup -- what she said!"

 

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