We’re fast approaching Valentine’s Day, a day we have intentionally set aside for the heart. The problem is, the heart, left to its own devices, can be deceitful. There are so many bible verses set aside for heart matters. God’s word tells us that the condition of our heart is critical to our walk with Him. It’s so important that we are in line with the heartbeat of God to ensure we get a healthy heart beat. Otherwise, we will connect with what the world has said is good for us and our hearts desires become filled with selfish needs.

Why is it that when we want something so bad, we feel it in our heart? Or, if we lose someone close to us, our heart grieves. It’s because it’s the center of where we begin. Our life is dependent on every beat and pulse from our heart. It is the epicenter of the human body. It’s important to giving us the life we breathe, so it’s no wonder God has asked us to allow His Son to take up residency there. With Jesus in control, He begins to shape our hearts into the desires of our Fathers heart. Without Him we are left to our own desires. They aren’t what does the body good!

Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Allowing our hearts to align with the Father, changes our way of thinking. Instead of filtering our thoughts through our own hearts, we are influenced by God’s heart intertwined with ours. How deep is the Fathers love for us that He would cut off the sin cycle at the source and send us Jesus! When selfish motivations are replaced with Divine affirmations, the miraculous happens. We start living with a purpose. Whispers from the heart become heavenly reminders from God about who we really are. Jesus becomes our life source, pumping a new existence into us. Our heartbeat takes on a divine rhythm to be in sync with heaven as we are living here on earth.

What’s so incredible is that until we give our hearts over to Jesus, we are fooled into believing that we have our best interest at heart (no pun intended). Truth be told, we rationalize the irrational and turn a blind eye to the dark desires within us. We need Jesus at the center of our lives to get our heart in line. It’s a daily struggle, but the most important decision to make each day. Ask God this question, “Am I going to filter my day through You or be led astray by me?”

Who does He say you are? Valuable, God breathed life into our nostrils and we were formed in His image. (Genesis 2:7, Genesis 1:27). New, in our Father’s eyes we are made brand new in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17). His Spirit, (John 15:5). His Representatives, live out our lives worthy of His calling (Ephesians 4:1). Greatly Loved (Romans 5:8) The way we will come to believe all that He says we are is to invite His Greatest Love into our hearts. No greater love is there that one would lay down their life for another – this is what Jesus did for us. He doesn’t have anything to prove, so trust Him enough to be the focus of our hearts. Our lives will then begin to flow for what the Father has prepared for us.

Have a week tethered to the Fathers heart!

Kristin Tucker