“Homily Grits Devotional” http://www.homilygrits.com/
Written by the wise 84 yr old Robert VanHoose, who writes the “Homily Grits Devotional” above:
Read Galatians 5:17-26,
“Your Heart’s Desires”
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” John 15:7
Knowing that the heart is “deceitful above all things and desperately wicked”(Jeremiah 17:9) should make us very careful about seeking the desires of our heart.
It is only when we receive the heart of Jesus by faith and through abiding in Him that we find God answering the desires of our heart.
The new heart that we receive when we are truly born again is a heart cleansed from the sins of the past and freed from bondage to sin and evil for now and forever.
When our hearts become Christ centered instead of self centered, the Holy Spirit who has come to live within us takes control and gives us the strength and power to overcome the propensity for evil that exists in the flesh
As we abide in Christ through getting to know Him better through His Word and walking and talking with Him in friendship and love, the desire of His heart becomes the desire of our heart.
When the love of the Father kicks in, the love of sin and evil kicks out and we begin the life long process of Holy transformation and the daily renewal of our minds and our affirmation of who we are in Christ.
When the desires of our heart reflect Whose we are instead of who we were, we will find the God honoring and God pleasing desires of our heart being fulfilled in every area of our lives.
Our fullness of joy and the all surpassing peace and security of being all that God has created us to be in Christ will come to fruition when this becomes the desire of our heart.
Father, may loving you always be the #1 desire of my heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen.