A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
I Gave My Heart to Jesus, Or Did I?
I wrote this two years ago, on Facebook, but it still bears sharing today……
April 11, 2013, 4 am
As Christians, we all talk about “giving our hearts to Jesus”, and I believe there is a time when we genuinely do, when we first come to know Him. However, I think we sometimes need to reexamine this at some point in our Christian walk.
Are we faithful? Is it true of us on THIS particular day? Does He have the WHOLE of our heart, or are we divided somehow?
I have often been feeling a bit lonesome since I lost my husband, and sometimes I long for relationship. I have thought I have been true to God, but I find that my heart has gone here or there at different times, towards this man or that man. I was doing this very thing tonight, and when I finally realised exactly what it was I was doing, I prayed and asked my heavenly Father to set my thoughts aright, that I didn’t want to want anyone that wasn’t right for me, that I didn’t want to be giving my heart to anyone He didn’t think was right for me.
I settled down to sleep and suddenly realized WHO it was who should rightfully have my heart and I said to Him, sleepily, “Father, I should just give my heart to You.” Then I found myself pondering and asking, “Should I? Should I just give my heart to Him? How would that be?” Suddenly I was WIDE AWAKE!
Now I KNOW I gave my heart, my life, to Him many years ago. So, what happened? Did I take it back at some point? Have I gone astray? In my loneliness, did I lose focus on the realities of my spiritual life? I think so…….
It is so easy for me to go astray. It’s still not easy to give EVERYTHING over to Him and to understand and trust that He has my very best interests at heart and to see how the interest and attention a man can give me, pleasant and inviting though they are, PALE in comparison to how God has loved me faithfully since day one! By this, I am not saying that I think I don’t need or want a man in my life. I’m human, and I am a woman. Perhaps an old one, but probably still young enough to love again, should love of that kind ever come my way, by God’s design.
What I’m saying is that I need to get my priorities right! God FIRST! Everything else can then fall into the proper place. For now, I need to look to God for the fulfillment of my needs and wants, for He has already proved Himself faithful to me personally many times over!
I need to remember these scriptures, and just who should have my heart, unreservedly, my whole heart!
“But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”(Matthew 6:33 AMP)
“A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.” (Psalms 68:5 NKJV)
“The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow;……..” (Psalms 146:9 NKJV)
And here’s one a dear lady friend reminded me of yesterday, when I was worrying over something else entirely………but it applies!
“Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.” (I Timothy 5:5 NKJV)
God answers prayer!
Thank You, Lord!
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