Monday, May 01, 2006

"Secrets Of a Happy Heart"

by Debi Pryde is my latest Bible Study. It is book 1 in the Titus 2 series. It is SO convicting. *phew* some tough but necessary truths are being openly shown to me through this. here is a quote from part of my study today....

"The root of human thirst and discontent springs from a failure to seek and know God. We remain discontent when we become emotionally attached to things, people, achievements, or interests instead of the God who has formed and sustained us. When we do not fall in love with the person of Christ, we do not cultivate an enjoyment for the things of God or the Word of God, which is the well from which we find living water, our source for wisdom and joy. (Study Psalm 63 and John 4:7-15.)"

My question to myself...Am I truly wholeheartedly seeking to know the person of Christ? I have to honestly More and more I realize that to seek to know Him involves alot more than just prayer and involves a desperate search and longing for Him -a real meditation on His truths. I am more interested at times to find out how close I am to Him/ how much I have progressed rather than realize I am SO far away that I never need examine it...I just need to walk forward/ always forever in His light and never examining anything that would make room for the sin of pride (which, by the way, is a sneaky sin that I find lurking...fueling my anger..but that is a whole other project the Lord is helping me with-boy is it a painful root). Thank you so much for your prayers.


Free In Christ said...

How convicting. I'm so glad to have "met" you. You are such an encouragement to me. It seems like the Spirit is dealing with you on some of the same issues that He is dealing with me on. WOW!!

Heather said...

Thank you so much for your encouragement. I love when I know the Lord is teaching and "drawing" me, but boy is it tough getting this old flesh to cooperate.