Who we are and what we become comes from our hearts. Your values, passions, ambitions, motivations and all we are comes from the heart. The things we see on the outside are the result of what you are on the inside. This is why the Bible teaches us to guard our hearts above all things. Love, evil, mercy, grace, peace, prosperity, murder and everything we see on the planet comes from the heart. Proverbs 4:23)
First things first means we must understand how to dedicate our hearts to God. Many things are fighting to control your heart. The world, money, friends, family, work, ambitions and everything else are really fighting to get a grip on your heart. But you must reserve your heart for God. Refuse to allow anything other than God to gain control of your heart. With your heart you relate with God and devote yourself to the things that matter in life. Learn to resist the urge to give your heart to anything other than God. These things are not bad in themselves but your heart belongs to God and nothing else.
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Samuel 12:23-25 Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way. Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. But if you still do wickedly, you shall be swept away, both you and your king.”
DEVOTION PRAYER: I dedicate my heart to you Jesus, to teach it the good and right way of living to the glory of your name, amen.