Fixation of Heart

Our senses are being stimulated constantly. Hearing: We can listen to wholesome things or trash. Sight: We can look at that which is beautiful, breathtaking, inspiring, or we can look at that which is crude, immoral, ugly, deceitful, etc. Touch: We can offer a comforting and/or encouraging touch to someone who is hurting. Or, we can put our hands on “stuff” that is dirty. Taste: We can taste pleasant and nourishing things or taste the “cheap food” of this fallen world. Smell: We can enjoy the many pleasant scents of life or we can cause the stench of spiritual pollution which results from our corrupt conduct. Here’s “the kicker:” We can decide what we are going to allow to stimulate our senses. If we don’t let God’s Word control our emotions, they will vey often stimulate us to sin. A major counter to letting our emotions stimulate us in the wrong direction is found in  Colossians 3:1-2. This is what it tells us: “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” A question to ask ourselves if we claim that Jesus is our Lord and Savior is this one: “Is my heart fixed on things above or are my desires still fixed on the things of this sinful world?” In I John 2:15, John’s inspired warning was this: “Love not the world, neither the things (that are) in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” May our delights, desires, and the affections of our hearts be fixed on Jesus! “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.” (The chorus from, “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus,” – by Helen Howarth Lemmel). Selah! Is your heart, is my heart, fixed on Jesus and things above? If not, why not?   Ron

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