Heart Check Rebecca Cowen-Rikhi
After we receive salvation, the most critical aspect of our walk as believers is the condition of our heart. Have we recently given ourselves a heart check? As followers of Yeshua, are we actively tending to the garden of our heart. These are vital questions to ask ourselves. For as water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart (Proverbs 27:19) and from the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). Everything we say and do, how we behave, and how we relate to others is all a reflection of our heart. We must consistently be aware of the condition of our heart, not only for the sake of our personal relationship with God, but also for the sake of how we represent Him. God looks at our heart. He searches and knows our heart (Jeremiah 17:10, 1 Sam. 16:7, 1 King 8:39) and calls us to be set apart, holy, pure and to have a soft heart. The psalms and prayers of David exemplifies how his heart was after God while acknowledging his own human failings. This prods us to pray in the same manner, Create in me a pure and undivided heart (Psalm 51:10; 86:11). Search me and know my heart … see if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting (Psalm 139-23-24).
Read the full article here: August ’22 Issue 12