Proverbs 23:26  My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

God is the sovereign Lord and Sustainer of life. Yet, there is a part of man that God does not possess. That part is the human heart. Not the physical heart that pumps blood through your body, but the deepest part of your being, the very core of who you are. Solomon urges his son to give him his heart. God The Father would say to you and me this morning, give Me your heart. The very foundation of Jewish life was what is called the Shema. It reads like this: “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” (Deuteronomy 6:5) Jesus said that this is the first and greatest of all commandments (Matthew 22:37,38). Real life is found when our hearts (your mind and will) are given to God for His purposes.

To give our heart to God means that we yield ourselves to Him. It means that we trust Him in spite of how we feel, or in spite of what our circumstances tell us. To give our heart to God is a key to peace in life. In this life, things are subject to change. Thus, this plea from God for us to give Him our heart. God knows that we are prone to give our hearts to things that do not profit, things that weaken, not strengthen our faith. Maybe you have found your heart being given to the things of the world and the pleasures or pressures of this life. This morning, surrender your heart, mind and will to God. Trust Him with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. Observe His ways. Walk by faith in Him and not by sight. Selah.