A Steadfast Heart

 

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On the Fourth day Of Christmas God gave to me the desire to have a  heart that is steadfast on Him.

What does that look like exactly?

The Greek meaning for the word steadfast is (Hedraios)- a seat or base…(Figuratively). Firm, well stationed, securely positioned. not given to fluctuation or moving off course.

A steadfast heart is the kind of heart I long to have.

Psalm 57:7 ” My heart, is confident in you, O God; My heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises.”

We can be well-rounded in the word of God, attend church weekly, lead a small group or be on the prayer team.

These are all great ways in growing your faith, however they do not define who is really at the center of your heart in times of trouble.

Do we trust our heavenly father or take matters into our own hands.

When circumstances hit that you weren’t prepared for, like a sickness in the family, or the loss of a job.  Does your heart go into panic or does it run to the Father?

It’s easy to have faith in God when things are consistent and good.

But when God choses not to answer you the way you want, what then?

In that moment of trouble…don’t be distracted by how the issue must be fixed.

Instead ask God what he has for you here and how He  could be glorified in this?

Remember the story of Job?

No matter what he went through, Job’s heart was steadfast. I could see his weariness when I read the story, I can hear concern, but somewhere deep in his heart he remembered who God is.

The One who loves you has a plan for you even past your struggle and pain.

Instead of looking around for help, look up for the rescue.

No matter the outcome of your circumstances, help is on the way.

A steadfast heart is a heart that consistently moves forward even in the struggles of life.

Faith isn’t having the same level of faith at all times through every circumstance, but rather being strengthened in the truth in the bad times as you grow and mature.

It’s building your spiritual character while having a ‘securely positioned’ foundation and never straying from it.

Because it’s in that place where trouble strikes that you must stand strong upon the shoulder of God knowing that He is ultimately in control.

So make sure that your heart is firmly seated with Christ as the center so no matter what kind of season of life you’re in He remains the anchor for your soul.

This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Hebrews 6:19

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “A Steadfast Heart

  1. Jamie… thank you so very much for sharing your heart and journey with us. The Lord is using you to encourage me and so many others.I love what you said, “In that moment of trouble…don’t be distracted by how the issue must be fixed.Instead, ask God what He has for you here and how He can be glorified in this?” I pray God helps me remember this!!God bless you!

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