What Do You Value?

What are your fundament beliefs?  In other words, what filter do you put everything through?  How do you come to your decisions?  

I pointed out a few posts ago that we feel before we think.  That's because everything that enters our brain goes through our emotions before it arrives at our reasoning area.  Now before you say, "Oh I wish I could turn those emotions off." know this.  People, who for whatever reason, cannot feel their emotions anymore cannot make a decision.  Literally, they cannot decide what they want for breakfast or choose clothes to wear.  

Core values or your fundamental beliefs are essential to you.  Some of these you might even die for.  It goes beyond saying things like, "I want to be a good person." or, "I need to have integrity."  Core values define who you are.

Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
What are you passionate about?  Chances are, that's what you value.  Now I am passionate about coffee.  I couldn't say that it is a value of mine - until I miss my morning coffee and get a splitting headache.  

I am passionate about loving my wife and daughter.  That is a value of mine.  I want them to know that I have and will always love them.  

When we are passionate about our relationship with Christ, we value things like love and joy.  We live to experience them and share them with others.  

What do you value?  Ask someone you trust what they think you value.  It might reveal something you need to know.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to value what you value.  AMEN!



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