Good Evening my brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray that you’ve spent another day living intentionally and with purpose. If you’ve been following my blog the last few days then you are aware that I’ve been posting about “The Top 5 Things Yahweh Showed Me About Myself in 2018.” We are on day 4 of 5 of this mini-series. To recap we’ve discussed how Yahweh revealed to me that I had no idea who I was, that I believed in my own ability over His, and that I struggled with unforgiveness. All of which He has changed in me. Tonight, I will be discussing how He revealed to me that He was not at the throne of my heart. As always I pray that this post prompts you to examine yourself and pushes you towards God. Blessings.
The first time I heard the phrase “Throne of your heart” was during a sermon by Pastor Michael Todd from Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It put into perspective the way I looked at every task, relationship, and obstacle I faced thereafter. The sermon served as confirmation to what God was already doing in my life. If anything, it brought about further clarity in regard to my priorities. I understood that if I were going to live for Christ then that required a level of obedience. As I continued to grow in God I would soon learn that my relationship with Him was more than just being obedient.
The Word of God Says,Proverbs 4:23
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
As this year progressed I started to shift the amount of time I spent with Yahweh. I began waking up at 4 am every morning to pray and read my bible. I would listen to sermons throughout the day at work when I had the opportunity too. I stopped feeding my spirit anything that was on the radio or on T.V. I even stopped engaging in certain conversations with friends. Making those few adjustments showed me a couple of things. It showed me that my desires for certain things shifted. It also showed me all the things that I once placed before Yahweh. Work, relationships, money, ministry, school, my flesh. All of these things were sitting in God’s sit at the throne of my heart.
The shift happened when I realized God doesn’t fit into my life. My life fits into God. I no longer made my own plans. I consulted Him in order to obtain the plan. In doing so, I began to desire to know Him more intimately. I get excited about spending time with Him. I’m interested in growing closer to Him through His word every day. I started to form a real relationship with Him. It reminds me of times when you start dating someone and you’re super consumed with them. You can’t wait to talk to them in the morning. You stay up all night on the phone even if you have to work the next day. They’re always on your mind. You even share your life story with them. That’s how I started to feel about Yahweh. I couldn’t wait to speak to Him in the morning, and before I went to bed. He was and is still always on my mind. I’ve granted Him access to all my secret places. I am utterly consumed by His presence. For the first time, He was and is truly the front-runner in my heart.
My obedience to Christ led me to the discovery of what it really meant to have Him seated at the throne of my heart. Who you are, what you do, what you desire, how you perceive things, how you conduct yourself, how you feel, your actions, your responses, your emotions, your character all come from what’s in your heart. This is why the Bible speaks so much about our heart. We will NEVER change any of those things without first changing our heart.
Know we can only permanently change our hearts with God. He is the only person who can successfully handle the job. Understand, He doesn’t want us to give Him our heart because we’re scared of what will happen if we don’t. Believe me, He’ll know the reason why we’re doing it anyway. Our hearts will tell Him. He wants us to give Him our hearts because we desire to know and live for Him.
In 2018, I grew in love with Christ. I took every idol out of His seat and I put Him in His rightful place. I did it because I knew that apart from Him I would continue destroying myself. So I gave it the one and the only person who could take care of my heart, Him. When I did that He started showing me who He was and what He could do. I’ll never take Him out of His rightful place again. YAHWEH will FOREVER have my HEART.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart;Proverbs 3:5-6
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take. “