Wednesday, October 19, 2011

check your heart & your wallet

Jeremiah 29:13 NLT

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

 

Your heart is tied too much more than just what you feel.  It is tied to what you do and even who you are.  In fact your wallet and your heart are inseparable.  Think about it.  Better yet, go look at your checkbook and what you have spent money on as of late.

 

What you care about is what gets your time, your money and your energy.  Now check your calendar because it shows your heart as well. 

 

Someone reminded me of the old line "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions", and all of us know that is true.  We are judged by others not by what we think or our motives but by our actions.  Praise God that He looks at and knows our heart.

 

I ask you to take a few minutes and see how close you believe that your wallet and your heart are tied today.  Give yourself some kind of test.  Write down the things you really care about.  Chose a few things that stand out in your mind.  Now go look at your calendar and your wallet.  Did the things you say you care about get the best parts of you?

 

My prayer is that God will get my heart and not half my heart.  My prayer is that God will use what I have to help more and more people. My prayer is that my family will know that they are first in my life.  Saying that is true is one thing.  Living it is another.

 

Check your heart!  May God use us to impact lots of people as we live the truth and use what we have to show our love to God, our families and to what we are passionate about!

 

Proverbs 21:26 NLT

Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!

 

Matthew 6:33 GWT

But first, be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval. Then all these things will be provided for you.

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