Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Desires of the Heart

Consider this profound
passage from James
as he posed the most
popular marriage
counseling question
of all time.
"What causes fights
and quarrels among you?"
(James 4:1)
He goes on , "Dont they
come from your desires
that battle within you?
You want something
but dont get it.
You kill and covet, but
you cannot have what
you want. You quarrel
and fight."

Human tendency is to blame your spouse as the cause for
your own feelings of emptiness, anger and bitterness.
James does the very opposite;
He points the believer inward to the
Desires of the Heart.

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the
Desires of your Heart.
Commit your way to the LORD, trust in him and
he will do this.
Psalms 37:4,5


Virginia said...

I am so happy that you stop by. You have a wonderful inspirational blog and a beautiful family.
I am sure I will be back many more times.
Sweet Blessings,

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

True words, Karen. I love the book of James. It's got such great things to say...and it's short and to the point :) :) :) Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Karen Long said...

I wanted to see what it was like to leave my self a message..

Hey self.. love your blog, love the beach..

lol.. ok im a little off me rocker some times.
life it to be laughed at when you can

-:-Chanin-:- said...

Amen! So true! I've learned that through a book called The Peacemaker. LOL You're so funny leaving yourself a message :)