A New Year. A New Heart: Day 2

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
Psalm 57:7

Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.  Psalm 112:6-8

Have you ever had your heart fixed on something?  Maybe it was a dream- making the team, meeting  someone special, having someone like you back.  Our hearts tend to fix themselves on something.  We desire things and we passionately pursue the things we desire.  It’s how God made us, and that can be a good thing, but it also can be very bad.

If we are going to have a new heart in the new year, we have got to fixed on God.  What does that mean?  Their ought to be a passion and a desire for God in our lives.  We ought to want to please Him, to know Him, and to love Him more than anything else.  Today’s passages talk about having our hearts fixed on God.  What does it say charactizes the the righteous man whose heart is fixed on God?

  • Trusts God.
  • It’s established.
  • It’s not afraid even when difficult news comes.

Aren’t these things you want in your life?

So here is a great question-  Is your heart fixed on God?

16 thoughts on “A New Year. A New Heart: Day 2

  1. Mafalda

    Yes mu heart is fixed on the great one, God. It’s a gonna be a new year and if god wasent fixed in your heart before take your time and let him in to your heart. The verse is saying that of your heart is fixed on god you can’t be scared because you know his with you at all times and your heart is fixed so you should trust in the lord. If God told you to jump of a bridge and he will catch you, would you do it? I would because when you have your heart fixed on god you trust him.

  2. Tristian Lechien

    My heart is fixed rite on god!!!! And sometimes I feel like I go overboard with it. But still thts ok! God has taken my sin and is saving me a spot up there in the good old place called heaven! 🙂 but his isn’t about money, or all these other things… God is all about love! He loves u when u thought tht no one else did! 🙂 isn’t tht amazing??!!!??? Well I sure thought so! 🙂 love u guys and c u guys on Wednesday in the auditoruim! 🙂

    And P.S.– this is a little saying tht I say to my friends.. Peace… ✌ love… ❤ & God… !!! 🙂 he just brings all those things tht its amazing!! 🙂

  3. laura

    I can’t honestly say my heart is fixed on God all the time like it should be. It amazes me how easy it is to get off track w putting God first. I say I am not going to and then before I know it I blew it again. I don’t like that. I let daily life get in my way a lot. I don’t want to forget to put God first in everything I do but I catch myself falling in that trap a lot. I need to be more purposeful in my relationship w the Lord and that is going to be my focus for 2012. Even adults fall short but I am so grateful for God for sending His son for a sinner like me. I am so grateful that His mercies are new every day because I sure need it! Let’s keep eachother accountable in 2012

  4. If you asked me this question everyday, it could quite honestly be a different answer everyday. My heart isn’t always fixed on God, and it’s a problem. Sometimes I let other things get in the way, that I forget who should be more important.. God. Lately, I’ve been having a lot of friend issues, and it tends to bring me down. People who I thought were my friends, are just people who are trying to swerve me off from what’s most important. My heart is fixed on God the majority of the time though, but it shouldn’t have to be just a majority. I know this is something I struggle with personally, and I’m sure a lot of us do. It’s easy to say our heart is fixed on God, but is it really? Something we really need to dig deep about!

  5. Angela

    I think that once you’re save your heart automatically brcomes fixed on god. But sometimes you may forget about it or get off track and get fixed on an item. But once you realize that you should focus on god more, you always have him with open arms. He loves you, understands you, and cares for you. I hope everybody can get fixed on god this new year without many distractions!<3(:

  6. Katie

    To be honest, my heart isn’t always fixed on God like it should be. It is most of the time but when it isn’t I tend to think more about friends, and family ect. But going to church and reading the bible helps me helps me get right back on track with God (:

  7. Alexis

    I have to say, my heart isn’t always fixed on God. Which is something I need to work on. Trusting is something I can have a hard time with sometimes, with people or with God. But I know trusting God is the best thing for me, because no matter what happens, God will ALWAYS be there! I agree with what Ben said, that it’s easy for us to have our hearts fixed on something, most of the time not including God. But God should always be #1 in my life, which means my heart needs to be fixed on Him! I really want to start out the new year right, and a heart fixed on God is a great start 🙂

  8. I can honestly say, no. Most of the time my heart is not fixed on God. I really want to change that in 2012, though.! Sometimes, when I really think about it, I can’t imagine someone creating the WHOLE universe, and knowing every person. He knows that there are so many more people like for example, Mafalda and Tristain that devote everything to him even when I don’t. I sometimes can’t see why he would want a relationship with me. But I love talking to him and praying and worshiping him, something I’ve definitely been doing more at church that I’m so proud of! I Love God, and I really want to have a relationship with him and have a new perspective on life through him. Please pray for me!
    PS – I was completely faithful in my goal that you challenged us to set last week at h2o!!

  9. ok,let me try this again.it didn’t post the first time so here goes
    my answer would probably be different everyday.i sometimes get distracted with those little things.i like that example mafalda gave; if God told you to jump off a bridge would you do it? i would because i know and trust in God.im not afraid of really anything because i know god will protect me.but still,its not like that all the time.i really want to start 2012 off with my heart fixed with God 🙂 btw,i hv been still praying about the plans and future that god has for me since last week and i trust in God that he will do something incredible in my life 😀 <333

  10. Well, my heart definitley isn’t fixed on God all the time. I mess up.. Things I want or dream of having become #1 when God’s suppose to be my #1. Don’t get me wrong, I love my God with my entire heart. But I don’t always do everything I should. Sometimes I forget to pray to Him at night, I forget to do my devos, & I forget to thank Him for the things He’s done throughout my day. I acknowledge that God’s there, I just don’t always give Him my full attention which is rude of me :/ in 2012, I want to be a better follower of Christ. I want to focus even more on God! 2011 was the best year with my relationship with God for sure! My heart got changed over summer, I started to do devotions every single day, and I never went a day without praying. Because I truely had a passion for God!! I feel like that passion has gone out a little, and I want to get it back. So for those of you that feel the same way- you are not* alone! I know our goals are all the same, we all wish to be closer & fixed on God. I know we can do it together this upcoming year! New hearts 🙂 our new hearts shouldn’t be scared of what God has or us! (Psalm 112:6-8)

    1. Like any relationship, there are ebbs and flows, hot and cold times. Sometimes we feel a passion and sometimes we don’t.

      I think that it’s cool that you’re still on here doing your devotions and staying faithful to these disciplines. That will help you get through these times. Keep your heart fixed on God Lindsay. You’ve got so much going for you. You’re going to do awesome things!

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