A whole heart is strong, content, courageous, fearless, faith-filled, victorious, at peace, loves the LORD, and fully trust God. I challenged myself with this question, “Have I loved God with a whole heart?” Sadly to say, my answer was, “No.” Does this mean I do not love God? Absolutely NOT! When we allow people or things to enter into the most intricate areas of our heart it causes an immediate breach in our relationship with the LORD. Partly due to a subtle shifting that is beginning to take place. As I studied in God’s Word, “So if you faithfully love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul…” (Deut 11:13). God releases His promises of what He will do in exchange for a willing heart that will obey. He also declares, “Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them” (Deut 11:16). God shares with us how subtle things can happen when we’re not careful…that moment when our attention is diverted. Little things begin to chip away at our hearts that ultimately the fragmenting process to take place.
God is so serious about being the One to have our WHOLE heart. When I experience heartache or disappointment regarding matters of the heart — it is definitely time to do “self-inventory.” Please do not get me wrong – there is nothing wrong with loving others (we are commanded to love one another) – Love is BEAUTIFUL! Love is God’s handiwork – Love is God’s fingerprint – God is love!
When there are intrusions of the heart God will never fight for position for what belongs to Him. He is our Creator. He waits patiently for our return back to Him. God will not allow NOTHING to separate HIS love from us but when we allow sin to enter in — WE break the covenant with our Creator! “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39). Thanks be unto our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our Redeemer — that with a repentative heart — He restores us back into a rightful relationship with the Father who starts the process of healing our “Fragmented Heart!”