Both Head and Heart

It is sometimes easy to allow the “tail to wag the dog”! In the busy-ness of life, the world, the flesh and the devil can distract us from our focus. What is your focus? Here are a few common ones:

401K — fill your bank account so that your money troubles go the way of the dodo bird!
Family/Children — training, teaching, answering the unceasing “why, mommy?”
Church activities – just one more visitation; one more choir practice; one more Bible study to get the gold star.
Work — always something to do at the office/jobsite.
Weekend – can’t wait to get to Friday!
Sound familiar? We are creatures of habit, and oftentimes our habits are fueled and driven by the world’s priorities, and not by the Word of God. But His Word is clear, “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (I Cor. 10:31).

So how do you focus on God’s priorities? Good news, He has given you a way, and the strength to do so! The Lord is so merciful that He has given us His Spirit to help us in times of difficulty and times of plenty — He encourages us and gives us what we need. You must, however, exercise your spiritual muscles to gain the prize. You must use your Head and your Heart.

Your Head should be full of the Word of God — for it brings wisdom, understanding, and shows you the path of righteousness. Think of all the examples we have in Scripture, especially that of our Lord. When He was tempted by Satan himself, after 40 days without food, He turned to the Word of God to fight His enemy. If the Lord used the Word, shouldn’t you also?

Your Heart should be full of the Word of God — to know how to love God you must know God! Think on His ways, on His worthiness, on His love for you. It will stir you to love the God and Savior of your soul.

A great preacher once said, “However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.” May His liberal mercy overwhelm your Head and your Heart today.