By: Tim Sader
My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. (Psalm 57:7)
Last week we discussed some of the reasons we choose to bless the lord with our praises and share Him with others. Our song was 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman. When we give our hearts to the Lord we are offering our steadfast devotion to Him. When our heart is steadfast for the Lord we will make songs of praise and sing to Him. Today our song is Lord I Give You My Heart by Hillsong United. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/QiaLyjFYhnY or search for it on YouTube. It is our desire to honor the Lord; with our whole heart we worship Him. With everything that is in us we give Him praise and all that we adore is in Him. We give Him our heart and soul; we live our lives for Him alone. With every breath we take when we are awake Lord, have your way in us. When we tell the Lord I Give You My Heart we must be willing to be all in for Him. When our heart beacons us to seek the Lord it is Him we should seek (Psalm 27:8). Seeking Him is learning to love the Lord with all our heart, soul and strength. To do this we keep His commandments; they will always be on our heart to follow. We will teach them to our children, talk about them at home and in public from sun up until it goes down. His word will be like a symbol on our hand and a headband for our heads. We will write them where it can be seen so we can always remember them (Deuteronomy 6:5-9). Seeking the Lord is more than just looking for Him, it means we are willing to learn from Him by keeping His word fresh in our hearts and minds. Often times we say Lord I Give You My Heart but I know that most of us are holding back because we are afraid to let go of the control we think we have.
The Lord is our strength and shield if our heart trusts in Him, He helps us. Our heart will leap for joy and we will praise Him with our songs (Psalm 28:7). As we seek the Lord we find out that we can rely on Him when we call out for Him to help us. We are grateful because He is our strong tower. As we find our shelter in Him we learn the ways of the Lord. We learn to see how He sees so we may follow Him until the end. We gain understanding so we can keep His commandments and obey Him with all our heart. He will direct us down the path of righteousness so we may find delight (Psalm 119:33-35). If we give our heart to Him it will bring delight into our lives and there is no reason to be afraid of that. If we belong to Him by giving our heart to Him we will find delight in it (Proverbs 23:26). When we become partners with the Lord following Him will not be difficult; we will learn to enjoy how following Him makes us feel. David said the Lord was always with him; God was at his right hand so he was not shaken. His heart was glad so when he rejoiced in the Lord; he learned to rest in the hope he had found. God will not abandon us in the realm of the dead and will not let His holy ones see decay. He makes known to us the paths of life and fills us with joy in His presence (Acts 2:25-28). God never leaves us or forsakes us; we find life and joy when we give our heart to Him. Christ made a covenant with us when He ascended into heaven and we were promised that the Holy Spirit would come. This is what helps keep His law in our heart and writes them in our mind (Hebrews 10:16). When we say Lord I Give You My Heart we are equipped with everything we need to successfully give it all to Him. The only way we fail to give Him our heart is if we will not do our part to seek Him. If we draw near to God He will be near to us and if not He will be patiently waiting for us to do so.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16