“Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the LORD his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered.”
2 Chronicles 31:20-21,NKJV

The word “heart” is one of the most wonderful words in the Bible. It is a word that most simply means the real “me” – the “me” at the very center and core of my being. The heart is the central core of my being.

Hezekiah did all he did with “all his heart.” All of the central core of his life was engaged in what was “good and right and true before the Lord.”

Jesus said a house divided against itself cannot stand. He was speaking about the central core of that house. He was speaking about the heart. The heart must not be divided or it will not prosper.

Only God can fashion within us the central core which prospers. That is why our hope is “Christ formed” in us. (Galatians 4:19) That is why Paul spoke so often of Christ “in us” being our hope for glory.

Our goal each day must be to live from the central core of our lives and that undivided central core must be filled with God’s life until we say, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)

Our life should be “whole-hearted” for God every day. By faith, ask God to fill the central core of your life with the Holy Spirit. Ask God to make you like Hezekiah whose whole heart was engaged in the work of God.

QUESTION: At the central core of your being, is there a desire to be wholehearted about the things of God? Does the central core of your being say, “Jesus is Lord!?”