I’m sitting with blankets wrapped around me, watching my husband do his daily stretch routine. The song “King of my heart” by Bethel Music is played by Jarrod’s doing in the background. It’s one of his favorite worship songs. One of mine too, and probably for many of you. I’ve heard this song several times. More times than I can count and each time I get teary-eyed. God’s goodness surpasses whatever I am going through. It surpasses whatever you are going through. I don’t mean that lightly. That is not downplaying your circumstance, rather giving hope amid your circumstances. God is good.
We understand God is good, not merely through head knowledge. Rather, we understand God is good when He is the King of our hearts; when He is everything to us. God’s goodness becomes clear not when the miracle comes. God’s goodness becomes clear not when life is easy. God’s goodness becomes clear not when we no longer have worries and struggles. God’s goodness becomes clear when we become to know the Father’s heart. When the gospel message and Jesus become the mountain you climb, the fountain you drink from, the shadow where you hide, the ransom for your life, the wind inside your sails, the anchor to the waves, the fire in your veins, the echo of your days and the song that you sing. That’s when you know of His goodness. All that is a fancy way of saying, you truly submit your life to Jesus, giving Him full control.
God is your King when you climb the mountain and path He’s set before you in faith, trusting an unknown future to a known God. God is your King when He becomes your source of life; not Instagram, not Facebook, not the media, not the culture Christian. God is your King when you hide in His presence daily, not merely preaching you’re seeking the face of God.
God is your King when, like the mountain you climb, trusting in faith, you allow Him to direct your every move no matter how crazy wild it may seem. God is your King when He becomes your anchor on tough days that despite getting hit from all directions, you remain grounded, unwavering, and unmoving.
God is your King when what gives you life is not your family, not your job, not your status or fame. Rather, it’s the knowledge that you are grafted in the linage of Christ by being born again. The tenacity and fire you approach each day with if of purpose knowing your calling is for the Kingdom, not for the earthly things.
God is your King when He is what you remember. That what echos in your heart is the heartbeat of God. God is your King when He is the song you sing both when life is great and when you feel like giving up. You sing a song of praise and thanksgiving despite the circumstance.
God is your King when you make Him the center of your heart. When God is the King of your heart, there’s no question as to whether He is good. His goodness is known deep within your heart and you live that out daily. You live it out boldly. You live it out with expectancy even if everything around us is crashing. You live it out even when it’s scary. When God is the King of your heart, you know He is good, and because He is good He will never let you down.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:22-26
My question to you is simple. Is God the King of your heart?