Is Your Heart Completely His.?
“He strongly supports those whose hearts are completely His.”-2 Chronicles 16:9
I ended yesterdays devotion with 2 Chronicles 16:9 which is a lot to think about. When we become Christians, God comes to live inside our hearts, but what does it mean to be a person that gives your heart completely to God.?
When He says, “Go to the right,” you go to the right. When He says, “Stop that in your life,” you stop it. When He says, “This is wrong and I want you to change,” you come to terms with it because you have a heart for God. It means you have no locked closets and nothing swept under the rug. When you do wrong, you admit it and come to terms with it. You always long to please Him in your actions. You care deeply about the motivations behind your actions. God is looking for deeply spiritual, genuinely humble, honest-to-the-core servants who have integrity and whose hearts are His completely. In short it means your life should be in harmony with God and that you should become deeply sensitive to the spiritual things in life.
So have you given your heart to Jesus completely.? What things do you sink your time and energy into.? What brings you a sense of fulfillment and captivates you.?
It is interesting that when Jesus laid out the most important commandments for us that He starts with love the Lord with ALL of your heart. -Mark 12:30 So if we are to love God with all of our hearts shouldn’t we pursue the meaning.? What does it mean to love God with all of our heart and to make our heart completely His.? Well let’s think for a few minutes. Did you know that your affections determine your devotion.? Wherever these affections are found so will your heart be. Also, your affections follow what you treasure and the bible says “For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.”-Matthew 6:21
So do you treasure Jesus supremely.? If He isn’t already aim to make Him your greatest treasure. If we're going to really live the Christian life, it is time to surrender all of our heart letting God have free reign and we should be excited to do it because it simply means something greater is coming.
“May you be completely faithful to the LORD our God. May you always obey His decrees and commands, just as you are doing today." -1 Kings 8:61