First Fruit of Love

ROTHDallas Williard writes in “Renovation of the Heart” the following (Page 106):

(Thomas Watson wrote): The first fruit of love is the musing of the mind upon God. He who is in love, his thoughts are ever upon the object. He who loves God is ravished and transported with the contemplation of God. “When I awake, I am still with thee” (Ps 139:18). The thoughts are as travellers in the mind. David’s thoughts kept (a) heaven road, I am still with Thee. God is the treasure, and where the treasure is, there is the heart. By this we may test our love for God. What are our thoughts most upon? Can we say we are ravished with delight when we think on God? Have our thoughts got wings? Are they fled aloft? Do we contemplat Christ and glory? Oh, how far are they from being lovers of God, who scarcely think of God! “God is not at all in his thoughts” (Ps 10:4). A sinner crowds God out of his thoughts. He never thinks of God, unless with horror, as the prisoner thinks of the judge.

Our thoughts are not about church… church work… sermon or lesson preparation… BUT GOD. We don’t think of ourselves… but rather the beauty, glory, majesty, and greatness of God Himself. When we think about job or career, it is in terms of glorifying God. When we think of family, it is in terms of honoring God. In other words… GOD is the center of our life in terms of how we think!

Taking time to think about what we think just might reveal where we are deep in our soul…

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