by Rob Matthews
Your Thoughts Control Your Actions. Proverbs 23:7 tells us “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”.
Someone once said, “Sow a thought, reap a deed. Sow a deed, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.” What is your destiny?
A life of eternal damnation apart from GOD or a life of eternal joy with GOD! “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Galatians 6:7-8 GOD said, “The thoughts of their heart are so evil, I’m going to have to destroy them,” and He sent the flood because of the thoughts of men’s hearts Genesis 6. The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.
GOD searches and knows all hearts. Nothing is hidden from him. If the Lord were to search your heart, what would he find? Would he find compassion, kindness, love, joy, tolerance, forgiveness, peace, charity, or would he find jealousy, pride, envy, greed, unforgiveness, gossip, lying, lust?
Be sure of this my friends, GOD knows your heart. You may have your brothers, your family, your spouse, co-workers, church family and all else fooled, but not GOD.
The bible says in Jeremiah 17:9-10, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings”.
Jesus says in Luke 6:45, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh”.
What does that mean, “treasure of his heart”? Have you ever watched a pirate movie and they endlessly search for treasure… there is always a map and X marks the spot! I tell you now, we have the “X” right here in front of us. The Bible IS the treasure chest and is full of hidden treasure if we take time to read it. Let GOD’S word fill your hearts.
The heart is the dwelling place of GOD. Ephesians 3:17 expresses the desire that “Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith”. The love of GOD “is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us”, Romans 5:5.
Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”. Psalms 19:14, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer”.
Where is your Heart?