“My son (my daughter), give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” Proberbs 23:26
“Give to God the most precious offering that it is poissible of you to make; give Him your heart. He speaks to you saying, “My son, My daughter, give Me thine heart. Though you sins be as scarlet, I will make them white as snow; for I will cleanse you with My own blood. I will make you members of My family — children of the heavenly King. Take My forgiveness, My peace which I freely give you. I will clothe you with My own righteousness, – – – the wedding garmet, –and make you fit for the marriage supper of the Lamb. When clothed in My righteousness, through pryaer, through watchfulness, through diligent study of My Word, you will be able to reach a high standard. You will understand the truth, and your chracter will be molded by a divine influence.
“The heart in which Jesus makes His abode will be quickened, purified, guided, and ruled by the Holy Spirit, and the human agent will make sternuous efforts to bring his/her character into harmony with God. He will avoid everything that is contrary to the revealed will and mind of God.
“Such a life . . . will be full of comfort, full of satisifactioin, because you are bringing heaven into your life, peace into your soul. . . .I would that all the young could understand how preicous in the offering of a youthful heart to God. How lovingly the angels guard the steps of God-fearing, God-loving youth. Jesus knows them by name, and their example is helping other youth to do right. The youth who has hdden within the heart and mind a store of God’s words of caution and encouragement, of His precious pearls of promise, from which he can draw at any time, will be a living channel of light.”
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White p. 98, for April 1, 2023.