I’m reading in the book of Exodus. It reminds me again of how our hearts are to be moldable. Pharaoh was given multiple opportunities to obey and yet he continually resisted.
How is my heart? How is yours? O Lord, only You know our hearts. Help us to walk continually yielded to You in each and every circumstance of our lives. Help us to listen, and to respond readily to You without excuses. Help us to hide Your word in our hearts so that we do not walk in deception. Help us to be prepared vessels, ready to do Your will.
Hebrews 3:12-13 is written to believers. “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called, Today, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”
Unbelief, doubt, and fear undermine our faith. They cause us to waver and not be resolute. The first word in the above verses is ‘beware.’ It could also mean to be alert and watchful.
Jesus took three disciples with Him when He went to pray. He told them to watch and pray. They fell asleep. Then He spoke these resounding words in Matthew 26:41. “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Now is the time for us to pray in faith. Mark 11:22 says to have faith in God. Shore up your heart with verses about His faithfulness. Psalm 37:3 says, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed of His faithfulness.”
What are your thoughts feeding on? Our thoughts come from our heart. They dictate our actions. Listen to what you are saying, and you will know what your heart truly believes. Let this post be a reminder to guard your heart with all diligence (Proverbs 4:23)