Wednesday, 29 December 2010

THE PURPOSES OF THE HEART

Proverbs 20:5
The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.


Have you every realised that your actions have a purpose?

Sometimes the purpose of our actions is to cause harm or injury to another in some sort of negative way. Also at times we may even cause harm or injury to ourselves. Some people spend years in therapy and counselling to try and understand why they behave the way they do. A good way of examining the purpose of our actions is to check out what our motives are before we actually act on a thought. If our actions have a hidden motive behind them, chances are that action is not pure.

For instance, if we want to call a friend and invite them to a church gathering, that is a pure action. However, if the real reason we are calling that friend is because we haven't heard from them in a long while, and we are using the excuse of the church event to contact them, that is not a pure action. We have a hidden reason for the phone call. Examining our motives can be a great way to discover areas of our lives that we need to be praying about.

For instance the story about calling a friend could have everything to do with feeling rejected because they have not called us in a long while. If we understand that we are feeling rejected we can run to God in prayer and say Lord help!!!. Ask God to help you with your understanding of yourself and others today. This is all  part of the Holy Spirits work, to reveal the truth  in our lives and also to help us to maintain self control.

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