Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Steadfast Heart

 1O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
 2Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
 3I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
 4For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. 

A Steadfast Heart


The secret to the life of King David is found in verse 1 of Psalm 108. O God, my heart is fixed. The New King James translates that phrase as, O God, my heart is steadfast.

When one considers all of the inconsistencies of life, the ups and downs, the good times and the bad, what one thing gives us stability? The answer is, a steadfast heart. A heart fixed upon God will not easily go astray. No wonder David can say,
I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
All too frequently we are too set on blaming anything and everything except ourselves when life does not go as we have planned. However, the truth is, we have taken our eyes off the only One who can help us. We go astray because our hearts, left to themselves, will always default to our natural sin nature.

What, then, can we do? A quick perusal of the Psalms will help us answer that question.

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is. Psalm 63:1

Let us, by the grace of God, set our eyes, and our heart affections on Christ alone.
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand
God Bless You,
Linda






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