the will is the master of the heart

To love God with all our heart we must first of all will to do so. We should repent our lack of love and determine from this moment on to make God the object of our devotion. We shall soon find to our great delight that our feelings are beginning to move in the direction of the “willed tendency of the heart.” Our emotions will become disciplined and directed. We shall begin to taste the “piercing sweetness” of the love of Christ. The whole life, like a delicate instrument, will be tuned to sing the praises of Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. But first of all we must will, for the will is master of the heart.

A. W. Tozer, Gems from Tozer (Camp Hill, PA: WingSpread, 1979), 76.

About the author

Austin Gardner is pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Previously he was church planting missionary in Peru for 20 years.
2 Responses
  1. Great reminder that a big part of love is a decision! It is a choice that we make everyday! This is something that I have been learning in my life lately. Thanks for the post!

Leave a Reply

Get Articles in Your Inbox

Archives

Categories

%d bloggers like this: