Pr. 23:19: “Hear, my son, and be wise; and guide your heart in the way.”
In 1 Cor. 13, Paul says, “When I became a man, I put away childish things.” There comes a time when we must put some things aside and leave them. Of those things are following our hearts and our youthful lusts. We cannot claim ignorance forever. We must study the Word and find out the will of God for our lives. We must allow the Word of God to be what guides our path. Through Jesus Christ, we also have the privilege and invitation to boldly approach the throne of the Lord at any time. We have all that we need at our disposal.
Our hearts are deceitful above all things. (Jer. 17:9) We do not need to follow them, but to guide them in the direction we want to go. We are told several times in the scriptures to love the Lord our with all our hearts, soul, and strength. The Lord looks for hearts that are loyal to Him in order show Himself strong for them.We need to set a course for our hearts and lead them there. We need to set our course for heaven, for the Lord. You could do a Bible study on the word heart and make a list of ways to guide your heart towards the Lord. A few examples:
Treasure the Lord above all: (For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Mt. 6:21)
Allow the Lord to examine your heart: (Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; Ps. 26:2)
Trust in the Lord: (Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Pr. 3:5)
These are just a few verses that we can use to guide our hearts. The Word is full of guidance, wisdom, and knowledge to guide us on our journey through this life. Praise God for the wonderful resources He has granted. Let’s be wise and set a specific course for ourselves today and spend some time in the Word looking for the guidance we need to get us there.