Thought and Prayer for Friday, March 1, 2013
Friday, March 01, 2013
THE DESIRES OF OUR HEART
If we were to ask most people what would make them really happy, their answer would probably be what they really desire in their heart. For some it may be money. For others it may be retirement. For a few it may be a new job. But most, sadly, would say money or some form of it would make them happy. We need to honestly examine the desires of our heart to be sure that money and the things of the world are not at the top of the list and, if so, ask God to help us put Him first in all we do.
Matthew 6:21 “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, You tell us that what we treasure is what we hold near to our heart. Please help us today to examine our hearts and reveal to us anything we put before You in our hearts. Help us to treasure You and Your word and not the things of the world. Help us to know that all we have on earth could be gone in a blink of an eye but You will be with us forever and are far greater than anything here on earth. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Putting other things before God will push Him further away from us.
When we put our hope in money, man or the things of the world, our hearts will eventually be broken.
Our treasures should be the things of God and not of the world.
2 Corinthians 4:7 “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” (NLT)