The old heart of man got into serious problems the very moment man sinned and was disconnected from the Spirit of God. Among the things man stopped doing because of sin was acknowledging and showing gratitude to God as a result of which man became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened (Rom.1:21). This condition of the heart affects all the aspects of the heart such as emotions, thought, imaginations, will power, feelings and others. All these gave room to satan, self and the world to have upper hands over man’s heart and life and made man a slave to do their biddings.
Therefore, the first and the most important thing a believer must do to keep the new heart is to make sure that the new heart and Spirit are kept alive and awake to God daily and at all times by acknowledging and showing gratitude to Him continually through Jesus Christ (Heb. 13:15). God is acknowledged and appreciated when our prayers are saddled with thanksgiving and praises (Philippians 4:6). We acknowledge Him when all our conversations, actions and deeds are done giving thanks to God through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:4; Colossians 3:15-17). He is acknowledged and appreciated when we give Him thanks in everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18); for all men. (2 Timothy 2:1), and for all things (Ephesians 5:20).When a heart is thankful to God, the Spirit of God in man lifts the heart and soars up and ascends to the presence of God and connects to God directly and stays there. Such a heart is God conscious, God focused, God centered and God controlled. Such a heart finds pleasure in reading God’s words, seeking His face in prayers and fasting, loves, fears, obeys and does the will of God. Such a heart is protected and secured from the infiltration of the enemy. Satan, the flesh and the world cannot prosper in a grateful heart because God inhabits such a heart. Acknowledge and appreciate God always so as to enjoy His abiding Presence.
“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you..quench not the Spirit.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I.