Check your Heart

See your heart for what it is, allow God to cleanse it from what it should not be, and live another day redeemed for God’s worship and service.

Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?”

In I Chronicles 28:9 King David speaks to his son, Solomon, and says, “Learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought.”

Finally in Proverbs 4:23 it reads, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

Tell God where your tendency for deceitfulness lies. Name when your heart desires selfish gain, an evil outcome, or is susceptible to the world's beliefs or ways. Pray the Lord would “create in (you) a pure heart” (Psalm 51:10). Ask Him to help you worship and serve Him wholeheartedly, removing any idols you may have. Finally, submit your heart to God and let Him guard it for you.