“O God, my heart is fixed,” David sang and praised the Lord. His heart was truly fixed. When you are saved, you can sing with David, My heart is fixed:
In the sense that it has been fixed permanently (like color is fixed in dyeing). When you receive Jesus Christ as your Savior, your heart is permanently white as snow, Is 1:18. Your scarlet sins are washed in the blood of Jesus and your wicked heart is purged of its old sins. Now it is clean and clear, Heb 9:14. Like David wrote in Ps 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me”.
In the sense of being fastened securely. Jesus has fastened our hearts to him and his heart to us in an inseparable bond of love, Rom 8:35-39. Nothing can separate you from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Your insecure heart can rest assured that you have a friend and Savior forever.
In the sense of being restored to its proper condition. Your heart was defiled by sin, broken by sin, and broken by others. God is here to fix your broken, battered, and defiled heart. You can’t really help him with this process. He is the potter and we are the clay, Rom 9:21. You need to let him have all the pieces so he can put your heart back together, totally and correctly. Adrian Rogers said, “Christ won’t TRANSFORM your problem until you TRANSFER it to him”
In the sense of being arranged properly (like fixing flowers or hair). Hair has to be fixed frequently and regularly. In the same sense, the Lord takes our old worldly heart and fixes in us a love for him, his word, his will, and his ways so that we desire the things of God and not the things of this world. He fixes us on a daily, moment by moment basis. And each part that he fixes becomes firm, stable, and established in his new design. As a preacher said, “God loves us just the way we are but he loves us too much to leave us that way.”
In the sense of being directed steadily (like fixing your eyes on a target). When our goal is heaven, our affections are above, and our eyes are on Jesus, then our hearts are not distracted by other things. The songwriter said, “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love”. But when our hearts are fixed on heaven above and our eyes are on Jesus, we don’t wander. We look right on. That’s what kept Paul and Jesus in the race. And that’s what will keep you in the race. And you’ll constantly be prepared for his return; you’ll be “fixing to leave”.
Conclusion: We all know that we’ll be judged after this life. Well, here’s a little insight from the scripture. The judgment is “fixed”. The judge and your attorney are related. God is the judge and Jesus can be your advocate. The devil doesn’t stand a chance, when you receive Jesus Christ as your Savior. Won’t you receive Jesus today? You’ll be guaranteed your place in heaven, and, in the meantime, you can enjoy life today with a heart that’s fixed!!