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A surrendered heart

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

Proverbs 3:5

In Proverbs 3:5 we are encouraged to trust in the Lord with ALL of our heart. In thinking about this verse I am reminded of David. In facing the Philistines, David had total trust in God to come through for him in defeating the giant Goliath.

David knew how to trust God with his WHOLE heart. Our spiritual heart consists of our mind, emotions, conscience, and will. If we are to trust God with our whole heart, every area of our spiritual heart has to be completely surrendered into God’s hands.

So for example, Moses failed to surrender his heart totally to God in the area of his mind or intellect. When God informed him that he should be the one to go before Pharaoh, his intellect reasoned that because of his inability to speak, that he should not be the one to go: ‘I have never been eloquent….I am slow of speech and tongue’ (Exodus 4:10). His intellect led him to believe that it was not possible for him to be the one to speak to Pharaoh. God in His mercy accommodated Moses’ insecurity (Exodus 4:14-16).

What shortcomings do you have that God has had to accommodate because you have failed to surrender all your heart to the Father? Have you, like Moses, failed to surrender your thought-life to God? Or have you held back in regards to your conscience, emotions or will? God requires our WHOLE heart – nothing held back. If we fail to surrender our heart totally into God’s hands, then we will struggle to overcome the difficulties we face on a daily basis.

If there is any area of your heart that you have not surrendered to God, then surrender it to Him today and be released into the power and authority He has for you.

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 Stay blessed!

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