“Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
They go from strength to strength;
each one appears before God in Zion.”
Psalm 84:5, 7 (ESV)
How dependent we are on roads so we can go places we need to go. Highways facilitate our travel to our destination. Our hearts are highways that encourage others to follow us on our journey to the destination we pursue. Is your heart a highway to God? Does it encourage and direct people to God or does it point to some other destination?
What do the signposts associated with your heart say? What signals do people receive from you? Does your general approach to life and its challenges reflect the joy of the Lord or a sour grumpiness?
One of the first things we notice about people is their passion in life. When people spend a few hours with you will they see a passion for God and life in his will? Some have a dominant passion for sports, entertainment, or one’s work. For others it is family and friends.
Is your most dominant passion in life for God or for self? If your greatest interest and desire in life to honor God or is it to bring honor and pleasure for self? We must not let temporary and transient interests sidetrack us from our passion for God. Let your enthusiasm for God be infectious leading others to follow your highway to God.
Are you investing in temporary securities or in eternal investments? When people observe how you use your time, money, abilities, what do they conclude about the direction and destination of the highway of your heart?
Where are you going with your life? Does your spirit point people to or away from God? What is most important to me–self, money, sex, pleasure, power of some other false god. What your heart worships is your god.
Not long before my friend, Jim Taylor, moved from a preaching ministry in a western state, a couple of middle-aged people living together unmarried commented to Jim’s wife. They said, “We decided to become Christians after watching how your husband lived his life.” Being around Jim and watching his life convicted them that they were not living the way they should and they determined to get married. His heart was a highway to God.
Take an inventory of your heart. Is it a highway directing others to God?