I don’t care what you say, The Lord searches the heart and out of the heart flows well spring of Life!
Cravings! Before God put His Spirit in me and changed my desires to become what He desires I loved everything but God, I loved friends (so much that they ruled my life and I controlled theirs), I loved my husband (so much that i would be gambling and pursue sexual escapades with him), I loved my children (so much that I would hover and fear for their lives, they took 1st place in my heart), I loved my job (so much that I believed no one could do what I do, fearful that if I wasn’t there I wouldn’t be needed now I believe everyone could do everyone’s job if given the opportunity), i loved a glass of wine every night, i loved frivolous things-sec shows, sec music, I loved shopping (so much that I would buy just because I could and because Gary buys a lot it was an easy justification), He wants all of you not just the part you want to give Him. He bought all of you with a costly price, The Perfect Saviors blood.
Now I love what Jesus Loves, humility, mercy, grace, freedom, faith, intimacy with The Father, discipleship, praying, boldness, gentleness, faithfulness, self control, patience, longsuffering, He has 1st place in my heart, there’s not even a close second,
So are you saved? Anyone can read The book but has He become Your Life, your eternity, your delight, your love of all Loves, when you look at the gifts He gives do you thank Him with all assurance that He gave those gifts or do you forget because you think you did it or earned it in some way. All of these things become evident because The Spirit of The Living God has made your body His House. What we have earned is God’s wrath, Jesus saved us from Him, He saved us from God, His wrath, how humbled and broken are you about that? Have you let Him know your gratitude by Your Living? Or do you just walk over The Spirit given you for the purpose that His name be lifted high and full of glory! Is He first ? Or is God your religion a distant thought or safety net because you want heaven. I want God and I want Him now and by His Spirit in me I search Him out and delight in Him!
Is spending time with Him in prayer and reading His Word your most important work?