Putting the Heart before the Course!

heart_roadDoes that phrase sound a bit familiar?   Well…during a conversation I was having a while back with my dear friend Elizabeth, I was sharing something and attempted to reference the familiar phrase… “putting the cart before the horse”.  However….what came from my mouth were the following words…. “putting the heart before the course”.

We laughed about it after realizing what I just said.  Then I paused for a moment to think about how easily those words flowed?  There was no accident that those words came to me, in that turned around manner.  It was a teachable moment for me to ponder about that phrase and how it is applicable in our lives.

With the close of 2015 and embracing the newness of the upcoming year, I felt this title appropriate.  We think of resolutions, new dreams, hopes, desires, habits, and routines that we will implement for the New Year…for a New You!   Yet…have we taken a moment to check in with our “hearts” before determining our “course”?  Or should I say…His Heart….for His Course, Purpose & Direction for our lives.

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In Proverbs 3:5-6 it says to… “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.  Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track.”  from the Message Bible

Sometimes we tend to make our plans and then ask God to bless it.  Maybe, just how the above phrase was switched around for me, we may have it backwards too in life.   Asking God for His plan and purpose and walking in it, is so much easier, fulfilling and freeing than to do it our way.

That is my desire for this year.  To ask for God’s direction for my life.  To walk in obedience according to His Purpose.  To allow His GPS….Guided Personal Spirit to lead the way for me.   His course is already set…our destiny is determined…our blessings are waiting!   All we have to do is listen to that still small voice and obey.

Wishing you blessings that abound, peace that transcends all understanding and a heart that overflows with joy!

With all that “I Am”…

Angela Jo




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