My Heart, O King, is Yours Alone!

Featuring Dennis Jernigan Posted on April 27, 2010

What would my wife think if I said I loved her but my actions said otherwise? “Honey, I love you” in one breath while my heart and attentions were focused on something like golf or football. That is betrayal and a form of adultery if you think about it. My focus tends to go to that which I love. If I truly love my wife and want our marriage to work, I must intentionally place my focus there. With the Lord it is no different. Our God is a jealous God. To say we love Him with our lips but to focus our attentions elsewhere would be idolatry. In my marriage, I actively work at expressing my love for my wife – even when I do not feel like it. Why? Because relationship requires work. As with my relationship with my wife, I must work at my relationship with my Father. To do otherwise is to say that relationship is not as important as my other interests. 

Take time today to examine your heart and look for ways to work at your relationship with the Lord. 

‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’ Matthew 15:8-9 NIV 

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