This is a powerful concept that’s presented in this verse. It’s one that is presented over and over again in the scriptures, both the Old Testament, and in the New Testament. It’s all about the heart. “These commandments that I am giving you today are to be upon your hearts.” Jesus once said, “Where your heart is, there your treasure will be.”

It takes time to learn how to turn our hearts over to God. We’re so ingrained with our own desires, wishes, wants, and perceived needs; we have a hard time letting go. It’s a matter of maturity.

Max Lucado gives us some suggestions regarding progress in this regard. He writes, “Growth is the goal of the Christian. Maturity is mandatory. If a child ceased to develop, the parent would be concerned, right? When a Christian stops growing, help is needed. If you are the same Christian you were a few months ago, be careful. You might be wise to get a checkup. Not on your body, but on your heart. Not a physical, but a spiritual. May I suggest one? Why don’t you check your habits? Make these four habits regular activities and see what happens. First, the habit of prayer. Second, the habit of study. Third, the habit of giving.  And last of all, the habit of fellowship.” I agree with Max. These four spiritual disciplines address our heart in ways nothing else will. One of my favorite songs from the 60’s is the Song from Moulin Rouge. Andy Williams sings a version of it.

Whenever we kiss, I worry and wonder, Your lips may be near, But where is your heart,  It’s always like this, I worry and wonder, You’re close to me here, But where is your heart.. It’s a sad thing to realize, that you’ve a heart that never melts, when we kiss do you close your eyes, pretending that I’m someone else…You must break the spell, this cloud that I’m under, so please won’t you tell, Darling where is your heart?

God is always asking us that question.