Today we continue with the question, "What is in your heart?"
While many great efforts have been made toward behaviour modification, I am convinced that the more urgent need is authentic life change. Yes, we can change our behaviour, but as long as we don’t change who we really are, as a person, we would eventually revert to the same undesirable behaviour. If, however, we truly become a better person, our thoughts, words and behaviour would definitely change for the better.
It is, therefore, very important for us to honestly examine the contents of our heart to know the character of our person. This requires sincere assessments of our thoughts, words and actions. It would also require us getting feedback from persons close to us, who may see aspects of our character and personality that we may be blind to.
The Psalmist prayed in Psalm 139:23, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.” This personal self-assessment and feedback would give us an understanding of what is really in our hearts. From there we can genuinely surrender to Christ Jesus and begin the trek toward authentic life change.