"But your hearts must be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time." 1 Kings 8:61
After a dedication to the temple Solomon here sees the importance of a committed heart to the Lord. But there is something about commitment. When the heart goes then then everything else follows. When your heart turns then your life will turn along with it. I guess what is important here to see is that once you move in one direction and your heart commits to it, then your emotion, intellect, and energy follows. I see why here Solomon ask that if God is to give us His 100% then we have to follow suit. The heart committed can see through tough times and focus on what is important.
I liked this girl a lot I thought, but after constant rejection I gave up. My heart became uncommitted. I liked this other girl, and we dated for a month, but was rejected again and my heart towards her has changed. I see how why a committed heart is necessary for a relationship. If you are committed in your heart, then when problems arise and circumstances change your commitment will not waver. Because the decision has been made to stay true, you will stay when times get rough. Easier said then done though. I know there are things that try to steal away our commitment to God. But now I see that a truly committed heart will stay focused.
Lord help me stay committed to You only. Thank you for the reminder this morning and the victory that is at the end of the tunnel.