6/29/13 Daily Devotion

James 4:1-2 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? [2] You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.

The following phrase is used in many different ways: The heart wants what it wants. This phrase is used because it allows us to grasp onto an excuse for our actions. We couldn’t help it, so it wasn’t our fault that we walked off the path of God and onto the path of self-righteousness. This simply not true. We walk off the path of righteousness because we have allowed our hearts to guide our lives. Instead of following God, instead of listening to His Word, we walk down the path of our own hearts. Now this is not bad if our hearts arecompletely focused on God, but how many times have we used that to justify what we have done? Life is difficult enough without our hearts getting in the way. Let us then decide, from this moment forward, to allow the presence of God to fill our hearts and guide our lives.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, fill my life with Your presence, that I might change the focus of my heart towards You.

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