A Heart Completely His

A Heart Completely His

This morning I came across one of those Bible verses that seem to silence the outside world and usher in a lasting and eternal perspective.  It’s 2 Chronicles 16:9, a verse that has impacted my life greatly in the past (so much so that I wrote a song surrounding it about 7 or 8 years ago … unfortunately, it wasn’t very good, so I won’t tell you where to find it! ) and continues to be a constant source of hope and encouragement.


“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him.” ESV


The NASB says, “those whose heart is completely His.”


I love that translation so much, because it emphasizes the possession aspect. It answers questions like, “Who has your heart? Who has your complete loyalty? Who possesses your devotion?”


In an evangelical world that is clouded and convoluted with to-do lists and checklists, and spiritual measurements here, and growth guides there and spiritual inventories on one side and 7 steps to maturity on the other side, this is a refreshing question: “Who has my heart?”

It all boils down to this: Does my heart belong completely to Jesus?

Our culture emphasizes the outward. We want tangible ways to measure the intangible. We want physical ways to determine spiritual progress. And what God says is, “I just want your heart.  Completely.  Wholly.  Blameless.  That’s all.”

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  1. Carissa Drauss says:

    I came to your website to see if you, indeed, wrote the [amazing] song that has been whispering truth to my heart lately… of course God drew me to click on this blog link and IRONICALLY (ha!)I’m sure it’s the one you just blogged about.

    Thank you for truth. Nothing else matters.

    Praying that He will unite my heart to fear His name,
    <3 Carissa

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