The Affections of Your Heart – Dustin Box


Every so often it’s healthy to take a moment and re-examine our priorities and affections. It’s good to take stock and see what your heart spends most of its time thinking about or dwelling on. Before crossing into the Promised Land, God reminded Joshua to meditate on His word day and night. The apostle Paul reminds us that whatever things are holy, acceptable, pleasing… to think on those things. It’s important that we take time for a bit of a mental and spiritual check up. In Matthew it says this:

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21 NKJV)

This verse is so critical when looking at our priorities. There are lots of good things to be involved in and a part of. There are a lot of good pursuits, but when they get out of place its easy to miss the most important thing. This most important thing is in this promise from Jesus: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you.”

When a good thing takes priority over God in our life, it is no longer a good thing. You see, the affections of your heart will drive your behavior and direction in life. Let me say it again:   Your affections will drive your behavior.

When we put God first the other things fall into place and allow us to see things from the right perspective. It gives Hope to troubling situations, maintains humility in our greatest moments, and keeps us in a place of no-compromise in a world full of it.

My encouragement to you is to take a moment and look at the affections of your heart and see if there needs to be a shift. Seek Him first and His kingdom, the rest will flow from that.