Day 205: Set Your Heart

The Daily Word: Friday, July 24th, 2020
2 Chronicles 11:1-13:22
Romans 8:26-39
Psalm 18:37-50
Proverbs 19:27-29
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
And after the Levites left, those from all the tribes of Israel, such as set their heart to seek the Lord God of Israel, came to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the Lord God of their fathers. – 2 Chron. 11:16

If you want to seek Him, you first have to set your heart. To “set” is the Hebrew nathan (Strong’s H5414), which means to give or deliver up. Scripture here is referring to an intentional, daily process whereby we give up our hearts to God. We make a determination in advance that His agenda is more important than ours! We decide that seeking His glory is more important than seeking our own, and structure our day accordingly.

The first moments of your day are absolutely critical. When you wake up, you have the opportunity to “set your heart” for the rest of your day. Would you start your day without setting an alarm clock? I doubt it. So don’t start your day without setting your heart to seek the Lord. Begin your day by saying, “Lord, I am setting my heart to seek You!” And stick to that plan, no matter what comes you way.

Prayer:

Jesus, I am setting my heart to seek You today! I know the “setting” is my responsibility, and You will take care of the rest. Thank You for the reminder to seek You with all my heart, in Jesus’ name!

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