Then all the churches will know that I am He who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
Jesus is looking for those who will endure and follow Him to the end. He is looking for ‘overcomers.’ He is the Living One and the King of kings… and He will repay each one according to their deeds.
All the churches need to know that Jesus is the One who searches hearts and minds. This is where deeds come from. Deeds are done in the heart and mind before they are done outwardly in the body. Jesus looks at the heart. He is the One able to do this – and He does! Our motivations are as important to the Lord as our deeds. He looks at both and will judge both.
It is not enough for me to do the right things externally and have the wrong heart. A mind that dwells in evil thoughts cannot continue to do good deeds. Our thinking comes first!
And so I say ‘Lord, rule over my mind and heart today.’ If my thinking reflects the Lordship of Jesus, my actions will naturally follow. He is Lord! And He is One who searches hearts and minds. He is One who will repay me according to my deeds.
Lord Jesus, rule over my mind and heart today. May my thoughts, not just my actions, bring glory to You! Search my heart… know my mind… make me more like You today.