In the past I’ve experienced letting the Lord guide my next steps in life or take control of a certain situation, and while that is an important part of the Christian walk with Jesus, I’ve recognized it for quite some time. What I’ve never quite understood is what it feels like to give Jesus complete control of my own heart.
Over the last few months I’ve learned a lot about my heart, specifically giving it up, and letting Jesus takeover.
As I prayed and searched through scripture trying to understand how Jesus works in my heart, I came across Psalm 139. Actually, truth be told, I almost skipped right by it, but before I could turn the page, my eyes became fixated on it. Verse 1 specifically, which reads “You have searched me Lord, and you KNOW me” or the Voice translation “O Eternal One, You have explored my heart and know EXACTLY who I am.” As I continued reading, my eyes kept returning to this verse, so I paused and reflected on Psalm 139:1. As I read these words over and over again they sank deeper and deeper into my entire being. I was overwhelmed by how refreshed I felt.
This verse made so much sense to me and it made me see so simply, how Jesus knows me, sees me, and loves me. He already knows everything about my heart, I just have to surrender to him. My simple daily prayer is to ask Jesus to continue to invade my heart, that I would lose all control and he would takeover. I know I am a work in progress, and I struggle with this, but as I let Jesus control my heart, I won’t be able to deny commitment to him, and my relationship with him will grow more and more in sync.