Follower of One : Missions For The Rest Of Us
Mike Henry Sr.
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864 Lead With a Good Heart - Luke 6:45• 5 min
What do you most treasure? And why does that matter on Valentine's day? The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. Luke 6:45 NASB It's Valentines Day. I did a little research and found there are a number of global Valentine's Day traditions. I don't recommend you spend a lot of time on it. But since we've been discussing how we might lose heart, I thought today I would study the interaction between our treasure and our heart. This passage and others talk about how what comes out of us shows the true contents of our heart. If what comes out of us is good, it comes from a good heart. It even comes from the treasure of our heart. Our hearts are transformed by what we treasure. Later in Luke 12:34, Jesus says that where our treasure is, there our heart will be also and this is also recorded in Matthew 6:21. We set the value of things. Those things we value most become the makeup of our heart. Our motives and our motivations come from our heart. And no matter how hard we may try to hid or manage what others see, God sees our heart. God told Samuel that in 1 Samuel 16:7 when he selected David to be King of Israel. Be careful what you treasure. Over time, what you treasure will become the direction and the makeup of your heart. And God, who sees the heart will act. I've experienced more joy in the last few years simply because I chose to treasure listening to and following Jesus. Would you say your joy has increased in the last few years? If not, you can change it. Choose to treasure the things of Jesus and watch your heart change. Your joy will soon follow. You can turn this around RIGHT NOW. Simply tell Jesus, "Here I am!" and then ask, "What do you want me to do today?" He will put you on mission and you will sense your heart changing. Bless someone else today. Choose to give them good. Choose to encourage. Choose to bless. Choose to lift someone else up. God rewards those choices once they become actions. Then, join us over at https://community.followerofone.org and share that with us. Create a profile and join our community. Let's be people who deliver joy and courage and heart in the world every day. Now that's what I call real love.
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