We are in San Antonio and thankfully arrived safely before the grandkids
had to go to bed. I am unable to get my wireless computer to work here
so I will be using the blog site for daily devotions. If you want to e-mail
me you can do so at Ann’s.
Devotions for 9-29 from Gary Thomas’ book, The Beautiful Fight
“Whenever a man feels kind compasion with love for his fellow
Christian, it Christ within him.” Julian of Norwich
WE are told in Prov. 4:23 to above all else guard our hearts. Andrew
Murrey put it this way: “WE know that whatever a man sets his heart
on exercies a mighty influence on the life, and leaves its stamp upon
his character. HE that follows after vanity becomes vain. He that trusts a god of his own fancy will find his religion an illusion. He that sets his heart
upon the loving God will find the living God take possession and fill
his heart.” Sin distorts our view of reality and steals our hearts.
We must guard that we don’t become so busy that our hearts become
calloused before HIm. WE need to continually feed our hearts’
affection and cultivate intimacy with God. A heart for God isn’t just
a heart that is against something like gossip and slander but rather
a heart that loves as God loves. The more we open our hearts to Him
the more HE pours in His passion and love. We get free of self-
absorption and no longer make selfish demands of others. Having
God’s heart means ther are no “it people” in our lives. God gives us
His concern, compassion, and love for everyone. He will give us
His heart if we just go to Him and receive.
Blessings to you all.!