Over 600 verses in the Bible talk about our hearts–our spirits. This is the part that becomes one with the Spirit of God when we receive Jesus His Son as our Savior and LORD. Then we can talk God’s language, and His Book—the Holy Bible–makes sense.
Your heart—your spirit—is the thing most important to Him. It is not how you look, where you live, where you go to school, or how many nice things you have. It is about how much you allow Jesus to make your heart like His.
Our spirit-hearts are eternal. They last forever, like God! Our job is to guard them and keep them clean, so Jesus will feel very comfortable as He lives in us and teaches us His ways.
Other things, called “idols,” will try to take Jesus’ place in our hearts, but He should have first place, so we can hear Him clearly and have the best life!
I John 5:21 (AMP) says, “Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods)—[from anything and everything that would occupy the place in your heart due to God, from any sort of substitute for Him that would take first place in your life]. Amen (so let it be).”
What competes with Jesus for first place in your heart?