June 4, What’s in Your Heart?

Today’s reading: Psalms 16-20

“May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed” - Psalm 20:4.

We have been taught not to trust our hearts, for they can be deceitful — and that’s true. Yet just because they “can be” doesn’t mean they are, and God can use your heart to guide your paths. Not every heart matter is a trick, for God put some things in your heart to do so that you are inclined toward His will in a naturally supernatural way. What’s more, the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life helps give you His mind and heart, so your desires cannot all be out of whack. Paul wrote: “For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:16). What has been in your heart to do or be for many years, and just won’t go away? Can you accept that it isn’t going away because God put it there, and you need to act on it? If the Spirit is in you to give you the mind of Christ, why is it so difficult for you to accept that you now have that mind?