Christ Guides Our Hearts
“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”1 Samuel 16:7
The words from Christ are so powerful it seems the Spirit feeds them straight to our minds and to our hearts. We seek the Lord with all our hearts by reading the Word, praying, meditating, serving Him, and worshipping with an undivided heart. It is a tremendous blessing when our hearts are connected to the Lord.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14) Meditating on God and his Word in deep concentration is very powerful. It feels like our soul has moved into the Kingdom and the worries of the world disappear. Living as the Lord’s servants drives us into meditation seeking to be closer to the Lord receiving his love and strength. Meditation causes our understanding of God to increase and the view of self to decrease. We come to realize we are nothing without Christ. This is the state of our heart that sets us free, a heart filled with God’s love and a heart that is humble and dependent on God.
A humble heart filled with love is sensitive to the Spirit because our hearts are always seeking to be closer to the Lord. Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. (1 John 2:6) We live as Jesus lived, bringing God’s love to the world, and the thoughts of our hearts start to identify with Jesus’ thoughts. A heart motivated to show the Lord’s love and compassion connects our heart with the Lord’s heart.
When our heart identifies with Jesus’ heart, Christ becomes our life. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.(Colossians 3:4) As our hearts continue to identify with the Lord’s heart, we are motivated to serve Him with faith that fully trusts Him.
We live as the Lord’s servants and he guides our hearts, molding both our minds and our hearts to that of Jesus. In our walk with the Lord, our minds and our hearts change because we serve the Lord following the Spirit. The longer we serve the Lord, the more our hearts change causing us to be more motivated to serve the Lord and to be closer to Him. We are motivated to serve the Lord, and his voice through the Spirit goes into our minds and straight into our hearts with thankfulness. He changes the desires of our hearts.
He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works. (Psalm 33:15 ESV) The Lord knows our hearts, and if we have a heart that is fully dedicated to the Lord, we will have close, loving relationship with Him. And there is nothing better in life than having a close, loving relationship with our Lord.
Today, seek the Lord with all your heart and serve him, reflecting his love to others. Ask the Lord to speak to you through the Spirit and to keep changing your heart to that of Jesus.
Prayer: Lord, keep changing my heart as I continue to serve you motivated by love. Thank you, Lord, for always being with me and for changing my mind and heart to that of Jesus. In Jesus name, Amen