God, as I have learned, is BIG in the matter of our hearts. He is more concerned of how our hearts operate in things about how we see the world as He sees it.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
He is concerned of how our hearts reacts to Him as Someone who matters to us the most, the beginning and the end, the giver of life and the taker of it.
My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways… Proverbs 23:26
The Holy Bible is full of verses dealing with our hearts. He observes how we obey Him, how we worship Him, how we present Him to the world. He close-captioned and zero in on our hearts specifically. Our deeds are secondary to Him. If our hearts are focused on Him, everything in our life is in the proper place including our deeds.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8
God has our best interest at heart all the time. He operates using His own heart in dealing with His creation. His heart speaks first before His mind. His mind is Holy for He is a holy God. Everything about Him is holy.
for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16
God knows that our ways are not His ways, so when we become children of God as followers and believers of Jesus Christ, He has given us the Holy Spirit of God to guide and teach us the ways of God. The Holy Spirit is straight living in our hearts as believers of Jesus Christ. The more closer we become in our relationship with God through His Son; and studying and focusing on His words to us, our hearts are transformed. Everything with God is about our hearts. Believers of Jesus not only have eternal life after death, they also have a Holy Spirit that is leading us to be joyful in all circumstances. We go through trials and struggles with confidence in our hearts that God is with us all the time, through the Holy Spirit He has given us.
When our hearts are
for Him, we make good decisions in life, when we are tuned in to His words, life is worth living and able to endure the things that will come our way whether good or bad, we know that God is holding our hearts to the path where He wants us to go.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love… Ephesians 1:4