Thursday’s Thought

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise (Psalm 57:7).
Perhaps, the question is asked: We are on vacation, are we going to worship service today? Perhaps, the situation is: Everyone else in the group is ordering wine to go with their meal, should I so that I do not make others feel uneasy? Perhaps, you find yourself in this situation: Mob rules, the vast majority overreacted, should I just join in? Perhaps, you have considered the following: I know that it is sin and I know I have always stood against it, but he / she is my friend.
These scenarios presented are just a few with which we are often faced. What will we do? How will we react? What should be our response?
The psalmist was right when he said: My heart is fixed. It was said of the young man Daniel, that he had purposed in his heart (Daniel 1:8). As children of God we must believe that God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6); Jesus condemned those who put their hands to the plough, but then look back (Luke 9:62); James warned against the double minded man (James 1:8) and Jesus said that we are to pick up our cross daily and follow Him (Luke 9:23).
When we put Christ on in baptism, we give our all to God. We are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Our hearts are to be and must be fixed (stedfast) on God. The only way to enjoy true peace, is by being at peace with God. The greatest way to be at peace with God is by having our hearts fixed on God. Having our hearts fixed on God keep us from wavering between God and Satan, from wandering from God to Satan and from weakening from God back to Satan. Let us fix our hearts on God.