a perfect heart and a willing mind
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts…
1 Chronicles 28:9

Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Friday 20th August 2021

Whatever you do for the Lord, the heart from
where it comes, and the attitude with which
you carry it out, matters. God searches all hearts, and
understands all the thoughts and goings-on of our
minds. So, He seeks a perfect heart and a willing mind.
He said in 2 Corinthians 8:12, “For if there be first a
willing mind, it is accepted….”
Remember what the Bible says of Amaziah the
king he did what was right in the sight of God but not
with a perfect heart (2 Chronicles 25:2). But how’s your
heart going to be right with God? How’s your mind
going to be willing? It’s through the Word. A heart
that’s perfect and willing is one that’s yielded to the
Word sanctified, renewed and under the sway of the
Spirit through the Word.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:6, “For God,
who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts….” How did He do it? It’s
through the Word! His Word illumines our hearts to
know His will. Then it says in Romans 12:2, “And be
not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of
God.” You wouldn’t know God’s mind His thoughts
and opinions, His perfect will concerning anything if
you don’t know His Word.
That’s the reason you must study and know the
Scriptures for yourself. Jesus said, “...Ye do err, not
knowing the scriptures…” (Matthew 22:29). If you
want to serve God rightly, then get to know the Word.
It’s about the Scriptures getting into your spirit and
culturing your mind. Give more attention to studying
the Scriptures for the wisdom and insight of the Spirit,
by which He gives you guidance on how to serve God
truly, with a pure heart, and a willing mind.


I have a heart that loves the Lord, to serve Him truly, and to please Him always. And by the Word, my attitude to God and to service in His Kingdom is inspired by, and reflects His love. Always, and in all circumstances, the mind of God is revealed to me through the Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Studies

1 Samuel 16 7
7 - But Jehovah said to Samuel, Do not look on his face, nor on his height, because I have refused him. For He does not see as man sees. For man looks on the outward appearance, but Jehovah looks on the heart.
Proverbs 23 26
26 - My son, give Me your heart, and let your eyes watch My ways.

1 Year Bible Reading Plan

1 Corinthians 5 1,Psalms 117 1,Psalms 118 1

2 Year Bible Reading Plan

Luke 17 31-37,1 Samuel 5 1,1 Samuel 6 1


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