Established Hearts

Ephesians 3:17 says, “That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love.”
Our heart is our belief center. The roots of our heart’s belief become established through the nutrients of God’s word. The world has no life-giving nutrients for our heart.
1 John 2:15 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. “If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” Romans 12:2 JBP says to not let the world squeeze us into its mold.
David had a great prayer. Psalm 86:11 says, “Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.” Remembering the song: Give me an undivided heart, that I might fear your name.
Here is a great verse to embed in your heart. Psalm 112:1 says, “Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments.” Verse 2-6 define the fruit.
Verse 7-8 says, “He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established; he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire upon his enemies.”
We never need to be afraid. Why? The Lord is always with us. Always. His promises are eternally true. They ground us in the truth of who He is at all times.
Hebrews 13:9 says, “…For it is good that the heart be established by grace…” We are saved by grace, and we walk by grace. We are bid to come boldly to His throne of grace to find the help of His unending mercy and abounding grace.
Another way we establish our heart is to gaze upon the Lord. We become what we focus on. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

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