Proverbs 23:26 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways.
In this text, God is commanding that our hearts be given to Him. He demands that our eyes find joy in His ways for He alone knows the way we should take. God ways and thoughts are not like ours for they are higher than ours.
Heart here reference our minds, our conscience, emotions, and our thoughts which is the place that our faith originates.
People of God, we are called to put on the mind of Christ and take delight in it. Philippians 2:5-Let this mind be in you which is also in Christ Jesus.
There is no part of us that needs Christ more than a transformed mind by the Spirit of God. It is in the thoughts of our mind where our actions are originated.
God wants to be "Lord' in our lives.
Allowing God to be “Lord” in our lives is a choice that we will have to make that will require a surrender of our will to His will for our lives. Yes, God wants full control of our lives.
God alone knows the plans that He has for us. He informs us of what they are in Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
God's plans for our lives cannot be fulfilled without a giving of our hearts to Him.
People of God, it is time to totally surrender your heart to Jesus and to do so with joy. A unwavering mind that says "my heart belongs to Jesus", therefore, it is not for sale to anyone or anything else.
There is a song that is sung by Michael Combs that's entitled "Not For Sale." In this song, he says that his heart belongs to Jesus, therefore it is not for sale.
He goes on to describe why he is not for sale. He says "no way, no sir, I am not for sale. I belong to the lamb of God, He purchase me with his precious blood. I do not need popularity. I rather have what he gave me. I belong to the King of Kings and I am not for sale". He is my hope, my joy, my everything. I belong to the lord God Almighty, I belong to the One who gave his life for me, I belong to Jesus, the Lamb of God."
Not for sale. I will not comprise nor will I sell the truth for a pack of lies. I want to glorify and magnify His name. I belong to Jesus. He saved my soul from hell. This heart belongs to Jesus. This heart, this heart is not for sale!
Is this your testimony on today also? Can you truly say that your heart belongs to Jesus and it is not for sale?
If not Jesus, who does your heart belong to? Who sits on the throne of your heart?
This day, Jesus calls all of us to surrender our hearts to Him and to do it with joy.
God bless you all and do tell the Lord thank you.