Day 9 – Hidden in the heart

Hidden in the Heart

For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Mark 4:22-23

It is a principle in life that anything hidden will eventually be revealed. This principle applies to the natural as well as the spiritual. Over the years, archaeological finds have revealed the truth of some Biblical accounts which were unsubstantiated before such discoveries. They just confirm the authenticity and accuracy of the Bible.

While it is exciting to know the Biblical stories are true, it is more important to us that the Biblical principles are timeless and applicable to us today. There can be many things we keep in our hearts for various reasons. Some are fond memories and experiences. Some are impactful events – good or bad. Whatever we keep in our hearts, these are those we do not want to “throw away”, hoard up inside. Over the passage of time, we may forget them. We may bury them, if they are not so pleasant, or even painful to recall. Whatever we bury will have effects on our inner life. It will change the very emotional, mental responses in us. It will have an influence in shaping our belief system, value system and defines our rationale.

What has been hidden, buried in our hearts in the past, will not remain silent. It will come to the surface and manifest itself in many forms. Fruits from within. Good seeds, godly roots will yield fruits of righteousness. Bad seeds, ungodly roots will yield fruits of destruction. Little wonder the Psalmist says, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24).

Determine today that you would allow the Lord to search your hearts. Ask Him to expose the ungodly roots inside. Bring them to the Lord and let Him deal with it according to His will. We cannot afford to allow the bad seeds remain in us. One day they might raise their ugly heads. Ask the Lord to affirm and strengthen the godly roots and preserve the good seeds that they might bring forth fruits of righteousness one day.

Lord, I surrender to you the old hurts, offences, regrets, resentment, vengeance and any lies from the enemy. Set me free from all these entanglements. Pull out any bitter root in me. Remove all ungodly seeds from my heart, my family or any part of my life. From this day forth, may my heart be good soil for the sowing of godly seeds. In Jesus‘ Name I ask, amen.