Be NOT deceived. God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Gal 6:6, 7
Many are busy sowing a lack of regard for life in their field of life. They claim the children of abortion are not their problem. Yet, God assures us that a lack of concern for the shedding of innocent blood brings bloodshed upon us.
Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee. Sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. Eze 35:6
If we had truly hated bloodshed, we would have put an end to it long ago. Instead what we have seen is an epic disregard, a disregard that has led to our nation being absolutely covered in innocent blood. We're literally drowning in it spiritually.
Others are busy chasing a pile of gold. They give their lives to the pursuit of riches. Yet, riches will not save anyone. Rich and poor alike are destined to the coffin. Only the saved will move on to Heaven, but to be saved the LORD must be our Master.
No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve both God and mammon. Mat 6:24
Still others live for self -- believing that whatever they decide to do is acceptable. To that end, they allow themselves whatever wickedness their heart desires, and that wickedness eventually overcomes and blinds us.
The heart is deceitful above ALL things, and DESPERATELY wicked. Who can know it? I the LORD search the heart. I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Jer 17:9, 10
The point is that sin begins in the spiritual realm of the heart. First we consider sin in our hearts, then that sin is carried out in our bodies or by our actions. It's conceived in the heart. So, we must guard our hearts, making His word and His will our focus.
I used to know a woman who had several children. The chaos was astounding. However, I loved the way she would get her children's attention. She would say, "Listen to Mommy. Listen for my voice." strongly emphasizing the word "Listen".
This is exactly how we should attend to our hearts. We should be listening for and to His voice. Now, granted God does not speak audibly all the time. However, we can still hear His voice all the time through His word. All we have to do is open the Bible and seek Him out.
Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you; for everyone that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Mat 7:7, 8
If we truly desire to please and honor Him, we must let Him be Lord our hearts. We must be willing, even eager, to allow Him to cut out the wicked desires of our hearts and replace them with a deep, abiding desire to please Him. We are not called to trust in our own ability to think or reason.
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways," saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts." Isa 55:8, 9
No, we are called to "Listen" to Him. Seek Him out today. Diligently desire Him. There is a wealth of loving comfort to be found in staying closely attune to His will. Avail yourself of it, and do not be found listening to your heart without it.