THE diligent heart is that which is careful, does things on purpose and very reasonable. A Christian should be purposeful in everything he does because the Bible says for us to keep and guard our hearts with all vigilance “for it determines the course of your life” Prov. 4:23(NLT)
At the time we become a born again Christian, we receive a new heart and a new spirit that is of God. That was in fulfilment of God’s promise to take away our stubborn heart in exchange for the one that desires to be faithful. The new heart is that which is also receptive of God‘s Spirit and it‘s capable of pure thoughts “that make you eager to obey My laws and teachings” Ezek. 36:27
We do know that man is a spirit that has a soul and he lives in a body. With the new heart and a renewed spirit, you should be able to receive and live the life and nature of God.
*”Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” 2 Cor. 5:17(NIV). this is made possible because God sent His Son Christ Jesus as a peace maker to reconcile us to Himself.*
The state of your heart as a Christian determines the extent that God’s Spirit will operate in you and in turn “influence everything else in your life” Prov. 4:23. That is the reason we need to guard our hearts diligently at all times so that from it we may bring forth good fruits.
The wisdom from above is first and foremost pure, then peace–loving, considerate, gentle, willing to yield to reason, compassionate, etc being the good fruits of a heart that is devoid of envy, selfish rivalry, unrest, and all sorts of evil & vile practices.(James 3:16,17)
On the inside of you is everything you need for a godly life given to you by God‘s divine power. So, whatever your needs in life are, you can nurture and bring them forth because they are already deposited in you “through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3
I pray that our mind is renewed and repositioned on a daily basis by the Word and the power of His Holy Spirit for a glorious life.