“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid.” (Psalm 112:7-8)


In one of his descriptive phrases of the ungodly, Jude refers to them as “wandering stars”, (verse 13). This comes from our Greek word “planetes” from which we get our English word “planet”, which speaks of those celestial bodies, which move through the heavens in their orbits, as compared to the FIXED stars. While there are still those who “orbit” around some fleshly personality, some creed, some doctrine; there are also those, who, like the Psalmist, are able to declare, “O God, my heart is fixed. (Ps. 108:1)



These are they who are growing up in Christ, “unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that they henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. But speaking the truth in love, shall grow up into Him in all things, which is the Head, even Christ. (Eph. 4:13-15)



One cannot guide another into the way of truth, if they, themselves, are always being carried about by some new wind that blows. But when God imparts a revelation, it becomes the basis for our faith, the substratum upon which we can become firmly fixed, that we be not deceived, nor become afraid when pressures increase, and the enemy comes against them in conflict.



If one is already wandering about in the realms of uncertainty, confusion and doubt, this negative atmosphere generates fear and more distrust. But the more we become FIXED IN GOD, strengthened with the knowledge of His sovereignty, His total control over all that touches our lives, and the sure hope that we are anchored to the Rock, in this positive realm we can be “steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the word of the Lord.” (I Cor. 15:58) 


Fixed is my heart, the lot is cast,

The indecisive hour has passed,

In righteousness, in Christ to dwell,

Fixed is my heart, and all is well.














MY HEART IS FIXED [Ray Prinzing]         1

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