Where your treasure is, there will your heart be. Your heart will pursue anything that you consider to be important. For your heart to pursue the right things, you must treasure the right things. You must have godly desires and goodly goals.
A godly goal is any specific Christ-centered target you set for yourself. It must be something that reflects God’s purpose for your life. God’s Word is filled with what is right and good, therefore, reading and learning the Bible is a good place to start and a good place to stay.
A godly goal does not depend on people or circumstances beyond your ability or right to control. It is a goal that depends on God’s grace and the help of the Holy Spirit. Although people may let you down, you can still fulfill your godly desires. When your desires are of God, His grace and favor abounds towards you.
Holiness is a godly desire. Walking in love is a godly desire. Knowing the will of God is a godly desire. Serving in the house of God is a godly desire. Sharing the gospel with others is a godly desire. Set these desires as goals to pursue. Seek these first and all other things shall be added to you.
When your ways pleases the Lord, He answers your prayers before you pray. When your heart is in the right place, God’s will become your will. His thoughts become our thoughts. His ways becomes our ways.
If these are your treasures in 2011, then your heart will be in the right place this year.
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