In John 10:10 Jesus promises His followers abundant life. This blog is about my life as His follower.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Learning to lead my heart

Constantly I'm hearing messages around me to "follow your heart".

I disagree.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 (MSG) tells me:

"The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful,
a puzzle that no one can figure out.
But I, God, search the heart
and examine the mind.
I get to the heart of the human.
I get to the root of things.
I treat them as they really are,
not as they pretend to be."

My heart isn't good. God is good and He can change my heart as I look to, abide in and submit to Him.

Nowhere is this so important to remember as in marriage.

My heart, my emotions, will want what I want; my heart is selfish. I must choose to lead my heart. I must choose to protect and guide my heart in my marriage. I must chose to lead my heart toward what is good in the long run instead of what feels good in the moment.

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