Check Your Heart – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional April 15th

(Cultivate A Perfect Heart And A Willing Mind)

TO THE BIBLE: 2 Corinthians 5:10
“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts….”

Whatever you do for the Lord, the heart from which it comes and the attitude with which you carry it out matter. God searches all hearts and understands all the thoughts and goings-on in our minds.

So He seeks a perfect heart and a willing mind. He said in 2 Corinthians 8:12, “For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted….”

Remember what the Bible says of Amaziah the King: He did what was right in the sight of God, but not with a perfect heart (2 Chronicles 25:2). But how’s your heart going to be right with God? How’s your mind going to be willing? It is done through the Word.

A heart that’s perfect and willing is one that’s yielded to the Word, one that’s sanctified, renewed, and under the sway of the Spirit through the Word.

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:6, “For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts….” How did He do it? Through the Word! His Word illuminates our hearts to know His will.

Then, in Romans 12:2, it says, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

You wouldn’t know God’s mind, His thoughts, opinions, or His perfect will concerning anything if you didn’t know His Word.

That’s the reason you must study and know the Scriptures for yourself. Jesus said, “…You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God…” (Matthew 22:29).

If you want to serve God rightly, then get to know the Word. It’s about the Scriptures getting into your spirit and culturing your mind.

Give more attention to studying the Scriptures for the wisdom and insight of the Spirit, by which He gives you guidance on how to serve God truly, with a pure heart and a willing mind.

Go Deeper
1 Samuel 16:7; Proverbs 23:26

I have a heart that loves the Lord, wants to serve Him truly, and desires to please Him always. And by the Word, my attitude toward God and to service in His Kingdom is inspired by and reflects His love. Always and in all circumstances, the mind of God is revealed to me through the Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 14:25-15:1-10, Judges 19-21
Romans 11:1-12, Psalm 119:81-104

Meditate on the opening scripture throughout today.

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