Your heart represents who you really are. It is the core of your being. Everything in your life flows from your heart. Because it is so valuable to you, it is the one thing you have the most trouble giving away. You can freely give of your time, your words, your money, your energy, your resources, and your ideas, but if you are asked to open up and give your heart, that’s a whole different story. Because your heart may have been broken, mistreated, abused, and handled poorly by others, you protect and guard it like a strong and mighty army. When your heart has been hurt, you take “guard your heart with all diligence” literally (Proverbs 4:23). Yet, God wants it more than anything. He is after your heart, and you have to bring yourself to the realization that you can trust God with it. He won’t hurt it. He won’t abuse it. He won’t break it. He won’t handle it poorly. He values and prizes it. He will heal it, strengthen it and purify it. He will take your heart into His hands gently and will transform it into a heart of flesh, a heart that feels and responds, a heart that is free and open with no closed doors. He is after hearts. If He can have your heart, He can save your life. Until you bring yourself to totally trust Him with it, you will only go so far. You must trust Him with your whole heart.
“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.” (Ezekiel 36:26-27 NLT)
Prayer: Father, as tough as it is, I let down my guard and I give You my heart. I trust you with it. I ask that You heal it, mend it, and transform it into a heart that is pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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