March 12, 2023: Reins of the Heart
David said in Psalms 26:2, “Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.” As a horse is governed by its reins, our hearts are controlled by whoever holds our reins. In John 14:30 in the Amplified version, Jesus stated, ” I will not talk with you much more for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. ” [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over me.]
If we have something in common with Satan, he can pull on our reins and control us if we have disdain in our hearts towards authority. He can cause you to talk about your husband, pastor, boss, or government official without remorse or repentance.
Repentance is the key to repairing breaches in our lives. Proverbs 25:28 says, “He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls…” Perhaps we need time on our knees for repairs. Nothing is more powerful than applying the blood of Jesus in our hearts and lives through confession and genuine heartfelt repentance. ( l John 1:9) His blood can seal any breach; it is a heavenly mortar that must be applied to build up the walls of our internal (soul) city. Once the blood of Jesus is applied through repentance, we have the authority to bind and loose. We take the reins of our hearts out of the enemy’s hand and place them in God’s hand.
Pray to be led by His Spirit all day…every day.