Admittedly, I’m a huge fan of the Bible app, because of the convenience of having the Word with you whenever you need it. Unfortunately, sometimes I take advantage of its accessibility and use it as an excuse to “fit Jesus in” to my schedule. Today, although, while opening my bible app, the verse of the day really spoke to me.
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.
Isaiah 29:13 NIV
In reading this, it occurred to me how often we put our Christianity on display, without molding our lives to what God really wants. Personally, I am so guilty of this. We talk about how much we love Jesus, we honestly sing out worship songs, and we’ll even post about our experiences on social media, but our hearts are not fully in tuned to Him.
How do we know the location of our heart?
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21 NIV
I was reminded of this verse this past week at an awesome church. The pastor was giving a message on generosity, but on an individual level, it made me aware of the condition of my heart. What is your treasure? What is the thing you do the most often? Talk about most often? Think about most often?
If your treasure is set on things above, then you are thinking about the Word, talking about the Word, reading the Word, and doing what it says. If you set your priorities on your relationship with Christ, your life won’t look the same.
When diving into a relationship with Jesus, He takes you right where you are. He wants you willingly and not forcefully. He’s looking for a relationship and not a dictatorship, but there are side effects to falling in love. If you’ve ever fallen in love, you know what I mean.
You will want to please Him. If your heart is where it’s suppose to be, you will treasure what is right. It won’t be about the “human rules” that Isaiah 29 suggests, but you will be following the path He has set out for you. You will know that path, because with a relationship, comes an understanding of His voice and the way He speaks to you.
I feel like I’m constantly repeating myself, which is definitely an indication of what I need to work on in my own life, but it definitely doesn’t hurt to share with all of you. ☺️