A New Year. A New Heart: Day 10

 I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
Psalm 9:1

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.
Psalm 119:9-12

When it comes to having a new heart in the new year, we’ve got to be all in.  When it comes to having a relationship with God, He wants 100% of our hearts, not just part of it.

The problem is that our hearts are often only partially in because other things compete with God for our hearts.  Sometimes these things are good things, but anything that comes before God becomes bad.

When it comes to your relationship with God, is your heart all in?

8 thoughts on “A New Year. A New Heart: Day 10

  1. Mafalda

    There’s no doubt in my mind that my heart isn’t all with god, it is and I’m so happy to have him in my heart and making my heart better then it used to be . I have given god my whole heart not a part of it the whole thing and I’m pretty proud of myself because few people can’t do that. My mom always tells me that god should be first in my life always and everything else comes second because god is more important then them. So when I got baptized that day I gave me whole heart to god because I trust him and he will improve me hehe!

    1. Tristian Lechien

      Totally agree Mafalda!! I don’t wanna copy u so double for me! Hahahahahaha lol! 🙂 but god is all in my heart he helps me with everything! 🙂 I love him!!! <3333 love u guys!! 🙂

  2. Laura

    Every day on these devotionals I must sound like the most negative person on the earth—lol. I get under conviction every morning. I cannot honestly say that God has 100% of my heart every day. It is so true that there are a lot of other things in our lives that compete with God. Do I seek Him and put Him first in my life daily? No, can’t say I do. I need to. Why are these concepts so easy but yet not done?! There are times in my life when I do and times when I don’t. I suppose we can all admit to that. I think Mafalda made an interesting comment about when she got baptized she gave her whole heart to God. I know when I got saved and baptized I did too. We are always so excited and on fire when we first get saved. We are so new in the Lord and our hearts are so open to learning everything we can about God. After a while, the newness wears off a little and we don’t seem as excited as we did at first. Again, I think this is common. We have to be purposeful in keeping our heart 100% for God. I don’t think it is wrong to use the word “habit” here. We need to make our scripture reading, our devotional time, our prayer life, and our time spent with other christians in church a habit. It usually takes three weeks to make a habit or to break a habit. So if we can just commit to becoming habitual about the above things I think we may find it easier to give 100% of our hearts to the Lord. I am going to try to be more careful about not putting God on the sidelines and relying on myself daily. God deserves 100% of my heart.

  3. Blake via

    At times I feel like my heart is all in and then sometimes I feel like my heart is not all in sometimes my heart just gives more to other things then God and more and more every day my heart is becoming more with God then other things like the more I do my devotions I feel like my heart is giving more and more to God.

  4. Alexis

    It kinda depends with me.. Sometimes I’m all in with God, and sometimes I’m not. It’s very up and down, which can be really bad sometimes! It’s weird because I know I need to be with God 100%, but it’s actually doing it that can get tough. Ben was talking a little bit about this on Wednesday, how our money and stuff can sometimes take the place of God. That happens with me a lot! I can get so caught up in school work or something else and I forget to pray or do my devotions. And when that happens, I usually do feel like I’m missing something, God. But spending more time with God and giving Him 100% of my heart is what needs to happen!

  5. my heart isn’t always in with God.so many distractions everywhere.its like im a different person at school and at home.my heart needs to ALWAYS be in with God.im really gonna work on tht this year!! 🙂 love you guys sososo much!!! 🙂 <33333

  6. Melanie

    If I were to be completley honest, my heart isn’t always 100 percent with God, I wish it was, but it’s not. Over the summer, I was so consumed with God, and I could say that my heart was 100 percent with Him, but I’ve let things like school get in the way of having Him always be my number one. I want to pray what is in this psalm. I don’t want my heart to wander away from God, but to be drawn to Him. I want to be so consumed with Him, even with having so much going on. God should be the first one I turn to, and not to get overwhelmed with stress. Something I have a hard time with. I really want to make this a commitment, to make sure that my heart is in it, 100 percent of it!

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