Heart matters.

God is most interested in the state, or position, of our hearts. He wants our hearts to be His, since we are His children and creation.

Don’t you want to know more of Him?

Meditate on Joel 2:12-14 (

God says to his people “Return to me with your heart, with fasting, weeping and mourning. Rend (rip) your heart, not your garments”. God wants our heart to be devoted to Him, but our hearts easily wander toward other things or people. He wants us back and we’re encouraged to return because of who God is and what He is like.


Psalm 42

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.”

Many times Psalms will say, as with Psalm 42, that it is for the director of music. So why don’t we sing it? I mean, we need to hide His word in our hearts (Read Psalm 119:11 –

So when we sing songs based on or straight from scripture, we’re memorizing it and hiding it in our hearts. When our soul is longing for God (which is all the time) we can sing and praise Him with His Word!

Read Psalm 42 here:

What are other ways we can hide His Word in our heart?



Read Proverbs 4:23 here –

How do you guard or protect something valuable?
What do you do with it?

The heart is the most important part of us- especially if we say Jesus lives in us!
We’re told to guard our hearts above all because from our hearts comes our lives.
Everything we think, say and do is affected by what is in our hearts. So we need to pay careful attention to what we let in.

Ask God to purify your heart and focus on Him so that what comes from your heart is pleasing to Him.




Heartbeat – Carrie Underwood

Heartbeat is a love song. In its chorus it has the words dancin’ to the rhythm of your heartbeat. The story teller has fallen in love and wants her lover’s heartbeat to dictate her actions, not out of rules but out of her love for him.

I see this in Father God’s relationship with the Son in John 5:19-23. The Son is following the Father’s heartbeat. Which heartbeat do you follow? God’s heartbeat? The World’s heartbeat? Your peer group’s heartbeat? Look for God’s heartbeat to be the heartbeat of your life.

Read John 5:19-23: