Jeremiah 29:13 says, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.” This is priority language. Singular focus. Wholeheartedness. An undivided heart.
Matthew 6:24 says, “No one can serve two masters…” James 1:8 says that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. A heart-idol brings in doubt, fear, and unbelief. Heart-idols are the dross of our faith. They create inner defilement. They speak to our life and dictate to our heart. They rule over our thoughts. They bring us into bondage and servitude.
I fell head first into a six foot ravine in 1977. I didn’t remember for 3 1/2 years. I didn’t know what was happening to my crashing health. The effects of the fall became my identity. It ruled my thoughts. I was enslaved to it, though I didn’t know it at the time.
Our mind belongs to the Lord. As we meditate on God’s word, it fills our thought-reservoir with truth. Our heart is governed by what we put into it. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”
Is your mind sanctified? John 17:17 says, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” Colossians 3:15 says, And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”
I remember years ago when my mind would not be still. I would put my hands on my head and say, “Stop. Be quiet! That was before I learned to still my mind through Scripture. I love Psalm 132:2 which says, “Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.”
What does your mind feed on? Psalm 37:3 says to feed on His faithfulness. Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Psalm 34:8 says, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good…” Psalm 42:1 says “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for you, O God.”