Monday, February 18, 2008

Follow your heart

Everyone seems to notice that we struggle within our own hearts.
We get angry, yet know we should show love.
When we hear someone say, "Follow your heart" we rebel against it.
We know that we can be very selfish in our intents.

There was this man, who cheated on his wife.
He didn't always follow and listen to wisdom and tried to do it his own way.
He killed thousands of people.
He was sometimes very prideful and selfish.

In comparison, when we are given a choice, we can often be selfish and do things our own way.
Hate people (which Jesus equates with murder).
And think we are soooo right.

Following your heart will sometimes get us to do the wrong things.
Because we are selfish. But not always.
If we have children, we give up a lot for them.
That's not selfish.
If we have ever done anything nice for anyone at all with no thought to reward, we have done unselfish things as well.
Makes you wonder, why did you do those things.
Maybe your heart can be in the right place.

One last thought,
the man I listed above, who did all those terrible things, wasn't so bad.
For God said of that man,
"Now here is a man after my own heart."

Matthew 6:21 says, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
What is it your treasure?
What do you value?

You already know what God said about that man.
Isn't it at least a little bit possible He could be saying the same thing about you?


Doorman-Priest said...

What a wonderful post. Thanks.

Wonder Woman said...

My treasure is where my heart is, which in turn explains what I value most.

I like that, thanks Duckster!

God, life, self, my children, people...

Roland said...

Thanks for reading.
Today was a cruddy day.
This helps.

Timm said...

Great post Roland. I've often wondered about that verse.

Romans three also says that no man seeks after God. How do we tie the two together? I haven't quite figured that out yet.

Great post, regardless. Sorry you had a cruddy day.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying Christians are to follow their own heart instead of following Christ?
Do you think it was wrong for King David to kill thousands of people?

In Christ,

Anonymous said...

"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edge sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the heart. Hebrews 4:12. Since the word of God is the "discerner of the heart" we need to follow the word of God to be true to God.

In Christ,

Roland said...

Do I think it was wrong for David to kill thousands? Better yet, does God? He told him to do it.
And God Himself said that David was a man after His own heart.
You might want to ask Him. ;)

Since the word of God is the "discerner of the heart" we need to follow the word of God to be true to God.

No. Although I am greatly helped by the scriptures, they are not what I follow.
I follow something far greater. ;)