The word of God tells us in Jeremiah 17:9, “the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked who can know it.” I know this scripture has ringed true countless times in my life; especially when it comes to the matters of the heart regarding my desires. I am sure you can relate. This is why we must protect our heart with all diligence because out of it flows the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). To protect our heart diligently is to protect it with the Spirit of Truth found in God’s word, which is hidden in faith by revealed when we walk by faith. Our faith walk is leading us to the truth that sets our heart free and therefore we become free.
John 4:24 tells us:
God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth.
Every heart issue prevents us from living our heart’s true desire. The word of God’s tells us in 2 Chronicles 20:15 the battle is not ours but God’s. How can what appears to be a physical battle belong to God who is Spirit? Every physical battle is rooted in a spiritual issue known as the battles in life that requires spiritual warfare. The word of God tells us our weapons are not carnal but mighty in God (Spirit of Truth) for pulling down strongholds. A stronghold is an issue that is preventing us from living in our true heart’s desires. The only way to win against a stronghold is by giving the battle to God, who is Spirit, so His Spirit can empower us to be renewed in the Spirit of our mind where spiritual strongholds reside and manifest as issues of the heart that manifest into issues that create battles we experience in everyday life.
Every life issue is a heart issue because remember the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. Only the living and powerful word of God, knows the intents and thoughts of the heart (Hebrews 4:12); therefore we must give the battle to God by worshipping Him in Spirit and in Truth. John 8:32 tells us, we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free. How do we come to know the truth? We come to know the truth by pursing the truth through prayer, meditating on God’s word and fasting, which is a spiritual labor that renews the Spirit of the mind and break strongholds that manifest into everyday life issues.
When we allow ourselves to seek God’s kingdom and righteousness through prayer, meditating on His word and fasting we position ourselves to see the salvation of the Lord (2 Chronicles 20:17 ). When we first see the salvation of the Lord, our spiritual discernment that is also known as spiritual intellect and Godly wisdom that is full of understanding is awakened. Our spiritual discernment is the mighty weapon of God that pulls down spiritual strongholds and awakens our true heart’s desires. When our true heart’s desires are awaken, our heart has been set free from the bondages of deceit and wickedness as we are empowered to over come any life issue that presents itself to us. Before we can overcome life challenges, we must first get delivered from the issues of the heart. Seeking God in prayer, meditation on His living word and fasting is how we walk by faith as we protect our heart with all diligence and awaken our heart’s true desires.