O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the intent of the thoughts of the heart of Your people, and fix their heart toward You. – 1 Chronicles 29v18
We are called to keep our heart with all diligence. But sometimes I need help with the keeping. Sometimes I have friends who need help with the keeping. There are times when we are told to keep our hearts; sometimes our own keeping abilities are not enough.
‘Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.’ Good, solid, clear instructions. But what do you do when your keeping does some seem to be enough?
Fortunately, heart keeping is not a job leaves for us to do by ourselves. David prayed for the people that God would keep the intents and thoughts of the people toward Him and that He would fix their hearts on Him.
I preach a message on this concept of heart keeping and how we should keep the various gates of the castle of our hearts. I am glad to know that we can call out for help in guarding that castle.In this day we all certainly need heart keep. We must be ever on guard to protect our own hearts from all that is around us – that is our responsibility. But praise God that He, as the King of the Castle, will hear our prayers to keep, guard, direct, and fix our hearts on Him!